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Storm threat continues over Southern Colorado on Tuesday

Sunset near Westcliffe, Colorado
Posted at 6:25 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 00:29:52-04

Tonight's Forecast:
The potential for scattered thunderstorms will continue over Southern this evening. The biggest threat will be east of I-25, with very strong wind gusts and large hail possible across the Plains. The far eastern Plains will be the hot zone tonight, especially near the Kansas state line. After sunset, our skies should dry out as overnight lows cool down to the 50s and 60s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 63; High: 88. A cold front will bring us a nice dose of cooling, with highs closer to seasonal norms on Tuesday. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms will develop across the Pikes Peak Region anytime after 2 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 65; High: 96. After a high of 104 degrees on Monday, highs on Tuesday will be more in line with mid-July standards. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms will be possible after 2 pm.

CANON CITY: Low: 65; High: 93. Still pretty toasty on Tuesday, but at least cooler thanks to a cold front that moves through Southern Colorado. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and early evening hours.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 55; High: 80. Nice and pleasant morning temperatures will warm comfortably into the upper 70s and lower 80s, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms across Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s. Thunderstorm chances will remain around 40% on Tuesday, with scattered storms likely across northern El Paso County between 2 and 8 pm.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Dry and hot through early afternoon, with another round of strong to severe storms likely for the Eastern Plains from mid afternoon to early evening. Main threats will include large and damaging hail, and strong winds.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Dry in the morning, with scattered thunderstorms popping up by mid afternoon. Highs will still be hot for this time of the year, but slightly cooler than Monday.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday will be pleasant with further cooling on tap for all of Southern Colorado. Highs will top out in the 70s, 80s and lower 90s. Storm chances will continue each and every afternoon over the next seven days, and Wednesday's set-up could end up bringing us a better potential for severe thunderstorms. We'll be watching it closely from the First Alert 5 Weather Center.