Strong to isolated severe storms are possible today

Colorado Springs Thunderstorm
Posted at 6:20 AM, Aug 03, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
Scattered storms will be able to produce heavy rain today, with a chance some of those storms could even be severe. We have plenty of ingredients for strong storms, but if we do see severe weather, large hail, flooding, and strong winds will be the main concern. Not everyone will see rain today due to how scattered and spread out our clusters of storms could be.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 85; Low: 58. Hot and muggy today with showers and thunderstorms by the end of the day. Heavy rain and lightning are very likely in storms, but severe weather is possible with quarter size hail and 60 mph winds.

PUEBLO: High: 91; Low: 61. Hot and muggy today with a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. Storms have a chance of missing Pueblo today, but we will still have ingredients for storms to turn severe over town with large hail and strong winds as our main threats.

CANON CITY: High: 88; Low: 63. Hot and a bit humid with a chance for thunderstorms, some of which could be strong today. We can't rule out an isolated severe storm in Canon City or near Penrose and Florence, but the stronger storms are more likely down closer to the Wet Mountains. A strong storm could still produce heavy rain, lightning, and small hail.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 78; Low: 51. Scattered storms will be possible today across Teller County, and some of these storms could be strong. Severe weather is technically possible over Woodland Park and Teller County, but it's much more likely east in El Paso County. Strong storms could still produce small hail, heavy rain, and plenty of lightning.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm and muggy with strong to possibly severe storms likely by the end of the day. Storms could pack heavy rain, lighting, and even quarter size hail and strong winds as they move over the region from the mountains and down from Denver.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. There will be storms moving out of the I-25 corridor today and early this evening but they won't make it too far past Crowley and Otero Counties in the early evening. Storms in Crowley County in particular could still be very strong to severe with strong winds and hail as the main threats. Storms will gradually diminish as they move east towards Kansas.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Strong to severe storms are possible in the afternoon as storms push out of the Wet Mountains and roll down I-25 towards Walsenburg, Aguilar, and Trinidad. Strong winds, large hail, flooding, and lightning are all possible in the strongest storms we see later today.

Extended Outlook:
Strong to severe storms will be possible over the next two days. Storms will once again develop in the mountains over the early afternoon and push out into the I-25 corridor and plains through the rest of the day. We're going to get fewer storms by Thursday, but the weekend looks dry. We'll stay pretty hot and at times, muggy this week.