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Temps creep back up on Monday across Southern Colorado

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 19, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect for the recent burn areas of Southern Colorado through 9 pm. With the potential for slow-moving, big rain producing storms, flooding and mud and debris flows will be possible. Otherwise, just about everywhere else, there will be a chance for a spotty rain shower or two through early this evening, with rain chances ending in most areas shortly after sunset. Lows will again be mild for this time of the year across the region.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 58; High: 90. Hotter highs on Monday, with only a few spotty showers expected to develop across the Pikes Peak Region. Whatever storms that do form will stay sub-severe.

PUEBLO: Low: 63; High: 95. Highs will warm into the 90s on Monday, with triple digit highs expected to stay away from the forecast for at least the next five to seven days. Not much rain is expected on Monday, with a few isolated thunderstorms possible by mid-afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 64; High: 94. Hotter highs, with spotty afternoon thunderstorms for our back to work forecast on Monday. Severe weather is expected across Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 51; High: 81. Highs will return to the lower 80s on Monday, with spotty to scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible across Fremont County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Monday's weather will be warmer during the day, with spotty to scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible anytime after 2 pm.

PLAINS: Low: 60s/70s; High: 90s. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot on Monday, with generally dry skies and a break from thunderstorms during the day in most areas.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. After a brief cool down on Sunday, we'll be feeling like summer again on Monday. Highs will soar into the 90s, and there's also the potential for a few scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook:
We've been teased this past month with hints of the summer monsoon, but I think that a more well defined monsoon pattern will develop for Southern Colorado during this upcoming week. This will provide us with near daily chances for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will remain seasonably warm, and near average for this time of the year. For the Plains and Arkansas River Valley, it's good news as I see no sign of triple digit temps for the next five to seven days.