Stronger storms with heavier rain today and tonight

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 09:03:02-04

Today’s Forecast:
We're going to have an active day across southern Colorado with a round of showers and thunderstorms during the day, followed by more rain and some snow overnight. We could see strong to severe storms in southeast Colorado today, mainly in and around Baca and Las Animas Counties. Quarter size hail is the main threat in those two counties. Everyone else across the lower elevations who sees storms today could see lightning and small hail.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 63; Low: 38. Periods of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon could drop lightning, spotty heavy rain, and even small hail. There will be a second rain of rain through the evening hours that could put down heavier rain and maybe a few rumbles of thunder.

PUEBLO: High: 69; Low: 42. Showers and thunderstorms are a possibility in the afternoon, and then again this evening. Heavy rain, lightning, and small hail are the main threats from storms today and tonight. We'll dry out past midnight.

CANON CITY: High: 65; Low: 41. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon with a second wave of heavier rain and some thunder in the evening. We could hear rumbles of thunder this evening, and there could be lightning and small hail in the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 54; Low: 30. Showers with a few rumbles of thunder are possible in the afternoon with better rain and even some snow likely overnight. Rain and snow this evening could fall a bit heavier, but any snow that falls really won't accumulate from warm ground temperatures.

TRI-LAKES: High: 50s; Low: 30s. Showers and a few weak thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon before another chance for rain in the evening. No storms or showers will be severe today, with lightning being the biggest day time risk.

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 40s. Rain and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon with spottier, weaker showers in the evening. Strong to sever storms are very likely in eastern Las Animas and Baca Counties this afternoon with lightning and quarter size hail being the biggest concerns.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 30s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms today from the morning into the afternoon, and a few isolated showers possible in the evening. Small hail, lightning, and gusty winds are possible in storms today, but the strongest storms will likely stay east of the area.

Extended Outlook:
We will clear out and rain and snow tonight and start Wednesday dry. Most of the region will stay dry Wednesday with just a few spotty showers in the mountains and along the Front Range. Thursday and Friday both feature more afternoon shower and thunderstorm chances, but Friday might have more snow mixed into the mountain regions. Right now we're looking at dry weather Sunday and Monday with highs back in the 70s and 80s!