Strong mountain storms tonight with more thunder along I-25 Thursday

Lightning Colorado Springs
Posted at 5:33 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 00:36:12-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Most thunderstorms and severe weather has hugged the mountains and front range today, with surface upslope winds from the east pushing moisture up against the mountains. Due to a weak westerly jet stream, storms have not progressed off the higher terrain in general. A few thunderstorms are still possible along I-25 through about sunset and will dissipate in the Plains. Tonight will be partly cloudy and cool.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 53; High: 81. Tomorrow starts cool in the low 50s with partly cloudy conditions. The early afternoon will be mostly sunny, warming to the low 80s. An afternoon thunderstorm is possible, with a low severe weather threat.

PUEBLO: Low: 58; High: 90. Starting in the upper 50s tomorrow, the first half of the day will be partly cloudy. Temperatures will climb just to the low 90s. More thunderstorms are possible in the late afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 59; High: 89. Mild tomorrow morning in the upper 50s, with a clear sky. Temperatures will climb to the upper 80s before thunderstorms develop after mid-afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 47; High: 75. Chilly tonight with a clearing sky, to the upper 40s by sunrise tomorrow. Thursday afternoon will be mild in the mid 70s. Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 70s. Expect to drop to the low 50s tonight and warm to the upper 70s Thursday afternoon. The sky will start mostly clear with building clouds through the day. Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 80s. Humid tonight, with some low clouds or fog possible in the early morning. The afternoon will be sunny and mild, to the upper 80s. A few thunderstorms may make it to the Plains in the evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Cool tonight to the mid 50s, and warming to the low to mid 80s tomorrow. The sky starts mostly clear with clouds and rain possible in the afternoon.

Extended Outlook: From Friday into the weekend, the weather shifts back to hot and dry. An isolated storm is possible in the region on Friday, with temperatures just above average. Widespread 90s and 100s return to the lower terrain Saturday and Sunday, possibly breaking daily record highs on Sunday for the Springs and Pueblo.