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Strong to severe storms likely again from the afternoon through the evening

Posted: 6:20 AM, Jul 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-22 19:43:57-04
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Today’s Forecast: A calm start to what will likely be an active and stormy day across southern Colorado. We'll start with dry skies and a mix of sun and clouds into the afternoon. Storms will start over the mountains in the Pikes Peak Region and across the southern mountains, and then move east and southeast into the I-25 corridor. Heavy rain, lightning and even hail are the main threats from storms this afternoon and evening. Areas that saw heavy rain over the weekend are the most prone to flooding later today and tonight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 78; Low - 56. Warm and humid through the early afternoon. Storms move out of the mountains sometime after 3 pm today and continue off and on through the evening. Heavy rain and flash flooding are the biggest risks, but hail up to a quarter in size is also possible, especially through the end of the day.

PUEBLO: High - 84; Low - 60. Hot and muggy today with storms possible at the end of the day and again this evening. Most modeling only shows light rain and non severe storms through Pueblo... but we have enough moisture that heavy rain, flooding, and even hail are all possible in storms that move in after 4 pm today.

CANON CITY: High - 82; Low - 61. Warm and humid through the early afternoon. Storms move out of the mountains and valley sometime after 3 pm today and continue off and on through the early evening. Heavy rain and flash flooding are the biggest risks, but hail up to a quarter in size is also possible, especially through the end of the day.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 73; Low - 50. Mild and muggy today with strong to severe storms possible in the afternoon. A second passing of rain is possible in the early evening but with weaker storms compared to the afternoon. Heavy rain, flooding and hail up to a quarter in size are the main storm threats.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Warm and humid through the early afternoon. Storms move out of the mountains sometime after 3 pm today and continue off and on through the evening. Heavy rain and flash flooding are the biggest risks, but hail up to a quarter in size is also possible, especially through the end of the day.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Hot and muggy today with a fairly low risk for storms from the afternoon into the evening hours. Most moisture is going to be pushed up against the mountains, and while a couple storms could run through the plains, storms are generally not expected east of El Paso and Pueblo counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Storms this afternoon and evening could produce very heavy rain, flash flooding, and even hail from the end of the day through the evening. The Spring Burn Scar is an area of extra concern through the overnight hours. Areas that saw heavy rain Sunday are the most prone to flash flooding this evening.

Extended Outlook:
Temperatures will warm through the week and we'll keep daily rain chances into the extended forecast. Severe chances dip through the week but we could still see days with heavy rain, flooding and small to moderate hail. Thursday seems to be the next day for widespread, heavy rain.