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Spotty storms Tuesday as temperatures continue to climb

Stunning rainbow over Colorado Springs
Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 06, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through this evening, mainly across the mountains and Pikes Peak Region. Once the sun goes down, any leftover showers should dissipate pretty quickly. Overnight temperatures will remain fairly mild, only cooling down to the 50s and 60s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 93. Hotter highs on Tuesday, with spotty to scattered afternoon thunderstorms, mostly across the Palmer Divide. There's also a low possibility of dry lightning, which could ignite fires in dry brush.

PUEBLO: Low: 60; High: 100. Tuesday will be the first day of many with triple digit temperatures. In addition to the heat, there's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

CANON CITY: Low: 64; High: 96. Dry and sunny skies early will be followed with a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs on Tuesday will climb into the middle 90s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 53; High: 84. Although not as hot as the lower elevations, Woodland Park will be feeling really warm on Tuesday. Keep an eye on the sky as thunderstorms will be possible after the lunch hour.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Mild morning lows will give way to hotter daytime highs, with spotty to scattered thunderstorms possible after 2 pm.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. Triple digit temperatures and upper 90s will move into the Eastern Plains on Tuesday. It will also be very dry, with near critical fire weather conditions possible by the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. Hotter highs, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms across the southern I-25 corridor. Best chances for rain will be near the Raton Mesa.

Extended Outlook:
A powerful and hot dome of high pressure will expand into Southern Colorado from the Desert Southwest, with the peak of the heat on Wednesday. Temperatures will stay hot, and our weather will stay dry through the weekend, with rain not likely until at least early next week.