Once again, strong to severe storms are expected across southern Colorado later this afternoon through the evening. We'll be cooler than Saturday, but we'll have more morning sunshine, which will help to energize the atmosphere. Storms will start in the mountains this afternoon and then move east out of the mountains and across the plains.
Severe chances are best along and north of highway 50 from Pueblo to the plains, and especially within the Pikes Peak Region. Large hail, lightning, and strong winds are the biggest threats today, with localized flooding also a possibility.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 78; Low - 52. Warm and muggy today with storms leaving the mountains anytime after 4 pm and moving east by 7 pm. Heavy rain, lightning, and quarter sized hail are the biggest severe threats. A few isolated and non severe late evening storms are possible.
PUEBLO: High - 84; Low - 54. Warm and muggy today with storms leaving Fremont County anytime after 4:30 pm and moving east by 7 pm. Heavy rain, lightning, and quarter sized hail are the biggest severe threats. A stray isolated and non severe storm is possible later this evening.
CANON CITY: High - 81; Low - 58. Warm and muggy with storms leaving the mountains and running through town anytime after 3pm and moving east by 6 pm. While severe storms are a possibility with large hail and lightning as the main risks, storms will probably just stay strong and just under severe thresholds. A few weaker evening thunderstorms are possible.
WOODLAND PARK: High - 72; Low - 46. Mild today with showers and thunderstorms from the afternoon through the early evening. Storms moving through Teller County anytime after 3 pm could easily be very strong with lightning and heavy rain as the primary threats, along with small hail. Flooding in heavier storms is another thing to be conscious of today.
TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 40s. Mild and muggy today with storms leaving the mountains anytime after 4 pm and moving east by 7 pm. Heavy rain, lightning, and quarter sized hail are the biggest severe threats. A few isolated and non severe storms are possible after the big rain later this evening.
PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Strogn to severe storms are possible across all of the plains late today and tonight, but especially for areas along and north of highway 50. Storms will move out of the mountains and through El Paso, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties from the end of the day through the overnight hours. Large hail, damaging winds, lightning and heavy rain are the biggest severe threats today and tonight.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm and muggy today with strong storms from the end of the day through the early evening. A few early afternoon storms might start early off the Raton Mesa and move east through Las Animas County, but a second push of storms will come off the mountains west of Walsenburg and Trinidad and then move east thorough the plains. Severe weather chances are on the low end in this region but heavy rain and lightning are still a big possibility.
The forecast turns calm and beautiful starting on Monday with sunny skies and highs in the 80s. We'll keep this coming week dry, with a end of the week cold front pushing highs on Thursday and Friday back into the 70s and 80s.