Sunday forecast: more rain on the way

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Jul 21, 2019

Today’s Forecast: What will start as a sunny and mild afternoon Sunday, will become rainy in the evening. Temperatures will be seasonable. There is still enough water vapor in the atmosphere, and evaporating off the ground, to bring heavy rain potential to southern Colorado. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms will be hit or miss. Then this evening, a heavier batch of rain will form off the Palmer Divide and Monument hill and progress south into New Mexico overnight. Severe weather in the form of hail and damaging wind is less likely today, but heavy rain remains prominent in the forecast. Heed all FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS and take them seriously!

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 85; Low - 55. Sunny to start, reaching a seasonable 85 today. The sky should remain clear through lunch, then the rain chances increase in the late afternoon through dinner. Heavy rain may lead to localized flooding.

PUEBLO: High - 88; Low - 60. Storms will remain at bay for the bulk of your Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler, to the upper 80s. Then this evening, thunderstorms and heavy rain is likely in Pueblo county once again. Those who saw flash flooding yesterday may see that problem exacerbated this evening.

CANON CITY: High - 87; Low - 63. Nice today, to the upper 80s with mostly sunny conditions. Clouds increase through the afternoon and a spotty day time thunderstorm is possible. The heavy rain potential increases this evening.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 50. Storms will be earlier for Woodland Park today, and even possible by lunch time. The chance for rain diminished this evening. Watch for heavy downpours and lightning. Temperatures will be comfortable, in the upper 70s.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Storms will form after about 2-3 pm, and remain possible through dinner time. Heavy rain is a large threat today. Do not drive through flooded roads.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. The threat for hail and damaging wind gusts is lower today. But heavy rain is still likely this evening, continuing south overnight. Temperatures will be cooler, to the upper 80s!

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Flash flood watches are in place for all of Huerfano county and higher terrain in western Las Animas county. Watch for a few rounds of thunderstorms today and tonight that could produce heavy rain. Burn scar zones will be monitored closely for possible debris flow. Temperatures will make it to the mid 80s today.

Extended Outlook: The week starts active, with 70s and 80s Monday and rain showers in the evening. Heavy rain and lightning are the main threats tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednesday both have rain chances, but much more isolated. Temperatures will be back to or above average through the end of the week. Thursday brings another possible severe weather day. We will monitor this closely.