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Storm chances decrease and hot weather returns by the 4th of July

Lightning over the mountains from Prospect Lake
Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 02, 2019

Tonight’s Forecast: Storms will move east of the I-25 corridor this evening, and continue into the southeastern Plains. Heavy and frequent lightning has been the continued threats in these storms. These storms should wrap up near 10-11 pm. With the high humidity, most of southern Colorado will be mild in the 50s tonight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 55; High – 88. Tonight will be humid and cloudy for the first half of the night, eventually clearing out by morning. Tomorrow will be less stormy with hotter temperatures. Expect to climb to the upper 80s Wednesday, with an isolated thunderstorm chance. Generally, the day will be sunny, hot and dry.

PUEBLO: Low – 57; High – 95. Thunderstorms remain possible this evening, with heavy rain still likely. Flooding may occur as well as dangerous lightning. These storms should end near sunset and move east. Tonight will be humid and mild to 57° by Wednesday morning. Tomorrow afternoon will be mostly hot and dry, to the mid 90s. A stray thunderstorm is possible, but much less likely than the first two days of this week.

CANON CITY: Low – 58; High – 92. Rain chances are ending quickly this evening, and the sky will slowly clear by Wednesday morning. A beautiful and hot day is in store tomorrow, to the low 90s. A thunderstorm is possible in the late afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 48; High – 78. Cool tonight, with most cloudy conditions. The sky will be mostly clear waking up tomorrow, with a few clouds building in the afternoon. Wednesday will be warm, to the upper 70s. It will be a beautiful day to get outside. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 50s; High – 80s. Tonight the rain chances end by around sunset, and the sky will clear out by Wednesday morning. Overnight will be mild, to the low 50s. Tomorrow will be warm and mostly sunny, to highs in the low 80s. An afternoon thunderstorm is still possible Wednesday, but more isolated than Monday/Tuesday.

PLAINS: Low – 60s; High – 90s. Tonight showers and thunderstorms continue slowly progressing east. Expect pockets of heavy rain and frequent lightning. These storms should end by 11 pm with clouds lingering overnight. Tomorrow will be a mild start in the low 60s, and a hot afternoon to the 90s. The day will be mostly sunny and dry. Some showers that develop in the mountains tomorrow may make their way to the Plains. These will be isolated and generally weak storms.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 50s; High – 80s/90s. Showers and thunderstorms remain likely this evening, until about 8-9 pm. Watch for continued flash flood threats over the Spring burn scar this evening as well. Overnight the sky will clear and the temperatures will drop to the 50s. Tomorrow, highs will be in the upper 80s for Walsenburg and low 90s for Trinidad. Wednesday will be mostly dry, with an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Independence Day is looking like the driest day of the week in Colorado. It should be perfect weather to celebrate, but make sure to drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen. The sun will be out and powerful on Thursday, with highs in the 80s for the mountain valleys, 90s and 100s in lower elevations. Friday will be will hot but with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible.