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Storms mostly over the mountains - a few could scoot east near I-25

Rocky Mountain National Park partially re-opened
Posted at 5:33 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 15:51:35-04

Today’s Forecast:
The forecast is a bit tricky again today because most of the rain should stay out in the mountains, but some storms could be on the strong side, and a few will try and wander east out of the mountains. Heavy rain and small hail are the two main threats if storms get strong over the mountains today, burn scars are a prime flooding target. Most of I-25 and the plains stands a good chance of staying dry today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 85; Low: 57. Hot and dry in the afternoon with a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the early evening. The chances storms stay west in the mountains are higher than Colorado Springs actually seeing rain.

PUEBLO: High: 90; Low: 59. Hot and likely dry today but this evening there is a small chance storms could wander east out of Fremont County close to Pueblo West and smaller towns generally west of Pueblo.

CANON CITY: High: 88; Low: 60. Hot in the early afternoon with late day and early evening spotty showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be on the stronger side for Canon City and the smaller surrounding towns like Florence and Penrose.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 78; Low: 49. Warm and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm and likely staying dry today and tonight but this evening scattered storms will try and move over the mountains west of Palmer Lake.

PLAINS: High: 80s; Low: 60s. Hot and dry today with lighter winds.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Rain and thunderstorms will move through the mountains west of Walsenburg and Trinidad with a chance some of those storms could be strong and even wander east into both towns late today and this evening. There is a decent flood threat for the Spring burn scar.

Extended Outlook:
Saturday will feature more spotty storms in the afternoon and evening, most of which will stay west in and around the mountains. Sunday looks like the wettest day in the forecast with a cold front possibly giving a boost to storms. Strong to severe storms from the mountains into the plains is possible Sunday afternoon with large hail, gusty winds, and flooding as the main concerns. Monday looks wetter but with less intense storms and then we'll dry out and heat up later next week.