Sunday is a weather alert day with flooding rain and strong storms possible

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 10:17:21-04

Today’s Forecast: Today is a First Alert5 Weather Alert Day. The mountains, front range to the Plains are likely to see numerous showers and thunderstorms today, with possible flash flooding. El Paso county, northern Pueblo county, Crowley and Kiowa county and areas north have a threat for severe weather today. Rain starts in the mountains by noon and spread east-northeast today. Storms will impact the I-25 corridor and the Plains mid to late afternoon, and diminishing tonight. Before all that business, the start of the day will be warm with seasonable temperatures and a partly cloudy sky.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 84; Low - 59. Partly to mostly cloudy to start, with a high of 84. The first half of the afternoon will be dry, with thunderstorms increasing by 4 pm. Late afternoon heavy rain is possible which may lead to flash flooding. An isolated severe storm is possible. Showers will end tonight.

PUEBLO: High - 92; Low - 60. Temperatures will be in the low 90s today with a clear and dry start. Rain chances increase by mid afternoon, and become likely this evening. Watch for heavy rainfall, lightning, and strong wind gusts.

CANON CITY: High - 86; Low - 63. Sunday begins clear and comfortable, climbing to the mid 80s by lunch time. Then, after noon to 1 pm scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely. Watch for localized flooding and lightning being the main hazards this afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 72; Low - 53. A bit cooler today as clouds will increase through late morning and showers are likely by noon and increase in coverage through the day. Flooding rain is possible and lightning is likely. Storms will end by sunset.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Mid to upper 70s today for the Tri-lakes region as showers and thunderstorms begin around lunch time. Some storms today may be strong with gusty wind, small hail and heavy rain.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Quite warm today, to the low to mid 90s. Thunderstorms will develop south of HWY 50 by 2-3 pm, and move northeast through the afternoon and evening. Isolated severe storms are possible north of HWY 50s. These early storms move into northern Colorado later in the day. Rain coming off the mountains will impact the Plains tonight with more rain, but the severe weather threat ends after the first round of weather.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s/60s. Temperatures will climb to the low to mid 80s today, with a dry start. Storms are possible any time this afternoon, with heavy rain possible. The severe weather threat is much lower for Walsenburg and Trinidad.

Extended Outlook: A drying trend and warmer weather is ahead next week. The main monsoon flow will be cut off from Colorado next week. Showers are still possible in the mountains at the beginning of the week, where a stray shower may make it's way to the I-25 corridor. Other than that, the trend is mostly dry with warming temperatures each day.