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Strong to severe storms again this afternoon - severe chances greater in the plains

Posted: 6:48 AM, Sep 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-07 10:44:26-04
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Today’s Forecast:
Strong to severe storms are back in the forecast today with the biggest storms expected to stay out east in the plains. Storms will start in the mountains and Raton Mesa around lunch time, and drift east through the afternoon. Severe threats for the eastern plains, mainly Otero, Bent, Prowers, Baca, and Kiowa Counties, are large hail, lightning, heavy rain, and strong winds. Storms will diminish and move to Kansas through the evening, leaving us with a dry Sunday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 84; Low - 56. Warm and muggy with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be on the strong side with heavy rain and lightning, but severe weather chances are low across town. If we do see hail in a stray storm, it would likely be out on the far east side of town and small, non-damaging.

PUEBLO: High - 90; Low - 59. Hot and muggy with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Most thunderstorm activity will occur outside of the city, but a few storms could cross through town this afternoon with lightning, heavy rain, and small hail. Storms will likely grow stronger as they move east away from Pueblo.

CANON CITY: High - 89; Low - 61. Warm and muggy with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be on the strong side with heavy rain and lightning, but severe weather chances are low across town.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 77; Low - 49. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible just after lunch through the afternoon. Storms will stay non severe, but there could be plenty of lightning if you're out for a hike.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Warm with strong storms from the end of the day through the evening. Severe weather threats include heavy rain, lots of lightning, and quarter sized hail all possible.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Strong and likely severe storms will move east of El Paso, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties this afternoon and travel through the plains into the early evening. Severe weather threats include heavy rain, lightning, large hail, and strong winds. Areas along and especially north of highway 50 have some of the best parameters for severe weather later today.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm and muggy with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be on the strong side with heavy rain and lightning, but severe weather chances are low in both towns.

Extended Outlook:
Storms are back in the forecast for Sunday, and they could pack even more rain than what we saw on Friday. Severe weather chances are on the low end, but flooding risks in areas that have already seen a lot of rain are high. We'll be cooler tomorrow with highs in the mid to lower 80s. Next week is looking beautiful with mostly dry skies and pleasant temperatures.