Strong thunderstorms tonight, scattered showers on Memorial Day

Thunderstorms over eastern El Paso County
Posted at 6:55 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 20:55:18-04

Tonight's Forecast: With ongoing active weather over Southern Colorado, we'll be watching our skies closely this evening as more strong to severe thunderstorms are likely. The threat should lessen by midnight, with the eastern Plains being the main target for severe weather during the overnight hours.

In addition to thunderstorms, snow levels will hover around 7,000 to 8,000 feet tonight, with some light accumulations across parts of Teller County and the Palmer Divide.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 39; High: 61. Most of the activity will be behind us by Memorial Day, but it will still be showery at times across Colorado Springs. Highs will be cooler than Sunday, with a few thunderstorms possible during the afternoon hours.

PUEBLO: Low: 45; High: 67. Chilly morning lows will give way to below average highs on Memorial Day. A few spotty showers and thunderstorms will be possible as well, mainly during the afternoon hours.

CANON CITY: Low: 44; High: 65. A cool start to the Memorial Day holiday this year, with highs also below average. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the day.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 31; High: 51. Overnight snow showers will taper off by Monday morning, with an inch or two of snow not out of the question. After a cold Memorial Day morning, we'll only warm into the lower 50s for highs, with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms also possible.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 50s. An overnight rain/snow mix will give way to a generally dry, but cold start to Memorial Day. Near freezing morning temperatures will only moderate into the 50s for daytime highs, with scattered showers and thunderstorms also possible.

PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 60s. Memorial Day will be partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible across the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 60s. Memorial Day will start out pretty cold this year. After that chilly start, highs will only warm into the lower 60s, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible.

Extended Outlook: Dry skies will return on Tuesday, along with a nice boost to our daytime highs. An area of low pressure coming out of California will chip away at the ridge of high pressure that sets up over Colorado towards the middle to end of the week. This will allow for near daily rain and thunderstorm chances to return to the forecast from Wednesday through next weekend. These would be of the afternoon and evening variety.