We're keeping an eye on the possible development of severe thunderstorms in the Pikes Peak Region this evening. Look for storm clouds to form a the same time you're ready to hit the road for the commute home. The risk for severe weather is stronger along the Palmer Divide and to the north and east. This includes east and northeast El Paso County, with large hail as the biggest storm threat. Heavy rains could cause localized flooding in low lying areas. Storms would die off across the plains after midnight and we would start Friday mild and dry.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 88; Low - 60. Thunderstorms will move out of the mountains at the end of the day with multiple rounds of heavy rain, lightning, and small to moderate sized hail through the evening. Severe chances are low but heavy rain could cause localized flooding in low areas across town, and hail could reach dime to nickel size at the largest.
PUEBLO: High - 97; Low - 63. Thunderstorms are possible at the end of the day, but much more likely through the evening hours. Severe weather is not expected, but heavy rain, strong wind, small hail and lightning are all possible.
CANON CITY: High - 93; Low - 65. Thunderstorms will move out of the mountains at the end of the day with multiple rounds of heavy rain, lightning, and small hail through the evening. Severe chances are low across town, but lightning and heavy rain could still be an issue for some.
WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 52. Thunderstorms are expected, especially over southern Teller County, from the mid afternoon to the early evening hours. Severe weather is not expected but heavy rain, lightning, small hail and gusty winds are all possible.
TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Thunderstorms will move out of the mountains at the end of the day with multiple rounds of heavy rain, lightning, and small to moderate sized hail through the evening. Severe chances are low but heavy rain, lightning, strong wind and hail up to dime in size are all possible.
PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Dry and very hot through the afternoon with strong to possibly severe thunderstorms overnight. Severe chances are best along and north of highway 50 tonight with large hail and strong winds as the biggest storm threats.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 50s. A few thunderstorms will be possible in the early afternoon, developing off the Spanish Peaks and Raton Mesa. More rounds of thunderstorms are possible through the early evening but with severe weather not expected.
Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler on Friday with more storms in the mountains and out across the plains. Storms will be much more scattered and isolated Friday afternoon, but a few heavy rains are still possible. Storm chances continue daily through the weekend and into early next week with some of the heavier rain back on Sunday and Monday. Drier and hotter weather attempts to return by next Wednesday.