Strong to severe storms possible today

AFA Chapel
Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 20:45:15-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms are back in the forecast today, and they could become strong to severe. Moist and warm air is going to be pushed up against the mountains and Palmer Divide this afternoon, with storms then moving southeast away from the mountains, across I-25, and through the plains. Hail and strong winds with lightning are the primary risks from storms.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 84; Low - 56. Storms will break out in the mountains and north of town over the Palmer Divide after lunch, and move southeast through town in the afternoon. If storms become severe, large hail, lightning, and strong winds are the main threats. A few more showers and storms will be possible behind the main afternoon wave by the end of the day.

PUEBLO: High - 89; Low - 58. Dry through the morning and lunch with storms possible from the mid afternoon to the end of the day. Storms could become strong to severe with large hail, strong winds, and lightning as the main risks.

CANON CITY: High - 88; Low - 61. Storms will develop in the mountains outside of town and try to push through Canon City in the mid afternoon. Storms will likely become much stronger as they move east and southeast of town, but strong to severe storms with lightning and large hail are a possibility.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 77; Low - 50. Dry through the morning with storms forming in and around town just after lunch. Storms could be strong but severe weather isn't very likely in Woodland Park. Lightning and small hail are both possibilities in the strongest storms in or near town today.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Storms will develop just after lunch today over the Tri-Lakes Region and move southeast into Colorado Springs and Black Forest, growing larger as they move south of the Tri-Lakes. Storms could still be quite strong in the area when they first form, with moderate sized hail (nickel) and lightning as the primary risks.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Sunny and hot today with strong to severe storms pushing southeast through the plains as storms move away from the interstate. If we do see severe storms, they seem more likely in Crowley, Otero, and Las Animas County through the overnight hours. Large hail, strong winds, and lightning are the biggest storm risks.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Dry in the morning and through lunch, but scattered storms will be possible from the afternoon through the end of the day. Storms will either move off the mountains west of Walsenburg and Trinidad, or move into the area from the north closer to Pueblo or the Wet Mountains. Severe weather is possible in storms later today with large hail, strong winds, and lightning as the main risks.

Extended Outlook:
A few clouds will linger into Saturday morning with light winds, meaning there will be no issues for the start of Labor Day Lift Off in downtown Colorado Springs! We'll be warm and dry on Saturday with only a few isolated storms possible in the mountains. Sunday and Monday are going to be HOT with 90s on Sunday and a couple triple digits on Monday. Cooler weather will return by the middle of next week with a few storm chances out near Wednesday.