The thicker cloud cover this morning helped to inhibit the development of afternoon thunderstorms. As a result, the majority of the showers and storms were kept to the mountains where sunshine was in greater supply. However, some of those storms are likely to move onto the I-25 corridor early this evening. Although the majority of the storms will die off once the sun sets, there is still enough moisture and energy to keep some of these alive. The longer they last, the more cloud cover will stick around overnight and into Monday. And, the more cloud cover there is to start Monday, the less of a chance there is for afternoon showers and storms in Southeast Colorado.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 55, High: 84. Lows tonight will once again drop into the lower to mid 50s under mostly cloudy skies. Partly to mostly cloudy for Monday morning and early afternoon with isolated showers and a chance for a thunderstorm. Highs into the lower to mid 80s.
PUEBLO: Low: 61, High: 90. Becoming mostly to partly cloudy tonight under decaying showers. Lows near 60. Warmer on Monday with a chance for a late afternoon shower or thundershower. Highs near 90.
CANON CITY: Low: 60, High: 87. Tonight, partly cloudy with temperatures near 60. Mostly cloudy on Monday with widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
WOODLAND PARK: Low: 49, High: 74. Partly cloudy tonight with lows near 50. Becoming mostly cloudy on Monday with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.
TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s, High: 70s. Showers and thunderstorms early this evening, then partial clearing. Lows in the lower 50s. Warm on Monday, but still mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
PLAINS: Low: 60s, High: 90s. Partial clearing tonight with lows in the 60s. Partly cloudy early on Monday with increasing clouds and a slight chance for a late day thunderstorm. Highs near 90.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s, High: 80s. Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the 50s. Mostly cloudy on Monday with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
Once Tuesday rolls around, we’ll get a bit of a reprieve with the afternoon convection - mostly sunny and much warmer. However, chances for afternoon thunderstorms return once again for Wednesday and last through next weekend. The question will be how great a chance and for which areas. The weather pattern will be in flux without any real organization to storm development and direction. As the days get closer, we’ll continue to update the chances, but for right now, we know that the development will begin each of those days in the mountains and high valleys.