Strong to severe weather possible in the eastern plains

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:13 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:47:51-04

Today’s Forecast:
Hot and generally drier across the region today, but with a good chance for thunderstorms across the eastern plains. Storms are going to be strong to severe in all likelihood as the move through Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, and Prowers county with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 85; Low: 56. Hot and mostly dry today with a few storms starting up north or east of the city in the afternoon but quickly moving east through time. An isolated storm could develop this evening over town from storm outflow in the plains, but that chance remains on the low end.

PUEBLO: High: 93; Low: 57. Likely staying dry today and tonight across Pueblo but with breezy and hot afternoon conditions.

CANON CITY: High: 88; Low: 58. Hot today and likely staying dry through Canon City with only a few isolated thunderstorms possible in the mountains outside of town.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 73; Low: 50. Teller county could see a few storms develop in the afternoon, so while a stay storm is possible today, storm chances overall are staying low.

TRI-LAKES: High: 70s; Low: 50s. Stray afternoon thunderstorms could develop over the Tri-Lakes region, but they would likely move east away from town and grow larger fairly quickly today and stay more organized in the plains.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Strong to severe storms are possible along and mostly north of highway 50, starting up around the Palmer Divide and traveling southeast through Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, and finally Prowers county this evening. Large hail and very strong winds are the two main storm threats.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Hot and likely dry today with only a few isolated storms possible over the mountains west of I-25.

Extended Outlook:
Storms look more widespread over the mountains tomorrow, which would increase the chances for rain along I-25 as they drift east out of the high terrain. Friday looks drier but with some of the hottest air of the year likely. Storms on Saturday could be strong and maybe severe, but the best coverage will be over the mountains. Sunday is the last super hot day of the extended forecast with cooler air filtering back in early next week.