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Storms mostly in the mountains today with high flooding concern in the burn scars

Cheyenne Mountain Lightning
Posted at 5:27 AM, Jul 23, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
Another day for rain and thunderstorms across southern Colorado, except today, most of the rain will stay out west into the mountains. Moisture is being thrown into the high country with northerly winds up in the sky working to push storms straight south through the afternoon and evening. A few storms late today and early this evening could sneak out into El Paso County, but most will follow the Front Range down into the southern mountains and the surrounding valleys. Heavy rain, lightning and flash flooding remain the biggest concerns through the afternoon and evening. Burn Scar areas like the Junkins, Hayden Pass and Spring scars are going to be most prone to flooding today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 81; Low - 58. Warm and humid through the afternoon with isolated storms possible at the end of the day through the early evening. Storm chances are best on the west side of town closer to the mountains. Heavy rain and lightning with isolated flooding is the main concern from storms today.

PUEBLO: High - 89; Low - 60. Hot and muggy today with dry skies expected through the afternoon and evening.

CANON CITY: High - 87; Low - 63. Hot and humid through the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms moving out of the mountains to the north and passing south. Heavy rain, flooding and lightning are the primary storm concerns through the early evening.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 80; Low - 51. Warm and muggy today with afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Heavy rain, isolated flooding, and lightning are the biggest storm concerns through the afternoon and evening.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Warm and muggy through the afternoon with isolated storms possible at the end of the day and early this evening. Most storm action will stay out west of I-25 into the mountains, but isolated heavy rain, flooding, and lightning are all possible in storms through the early evening.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Hot and muggy today with dry skies expected from the afternoon and evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Storms this afternoon will primarily stay out west of I-25 into the mountains dropping heavy rain, lighting and elevating flooding concerns in and around burn scar areas in particular. A few storms could move towards Walsenburg and Trinidad this evening with heavy rain as the big threat.

Extended Outlook:
Daily rain chances stick around through the rest of the week and well into the weekend for most areas in and around the mountains. Areas like Pueblo and the plains to the east will probably just stay hot and dry tomorrow, with Thursday as the next best day for widespread, heavy rain.