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Thunder in the mountains, quiet in the plains

Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 19:58:45-04

Tonight’s Forecast:

A relatively quiet Saturday along I-25 as thunderstorms were confined primarily to the mountains. Tonight, mostly clear with any remaining thunderstorms in the high country coming to an end early. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. On Sunday, we’ll once again wake up to mostly clear skies and increasing clouds by mid to late afternoon. Thunderstorms will have a little extra push on Sunday to move from the mountains and onto I-25. That will keep our afternoon highs in the mid-80s for Colorado Springs and lower 90s for Pueblo. The Eastern Plains will look to remain mainly dry with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-90s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 60, High: 87. Clear tonight with lows near 60. On Sunday, increasing clouds by early afternoon with scattered thunderstorms later in the day. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

PUEBLO: Low: 63, High: 94. Clear tonight with temperatures in the lower 60s. On Sunday, increasing clouds by early afternoon with scattered thunderstorms later in the day. Highs in the lower 90s.

CANON CITY: Low: 63, High: 91. Clear tonight with temperatures in the lower 60s. On Sunday, increasing with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 55, High: 78. Mostly clear tonight with lows in the mid-50s. On Sunday, increasing clouds by early afternoon with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s, High: 80s. Clear tonight with lows in the 50s. On Sunday, increasing clouds by early afternoon with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

PLAINS: Low: 60s, High: 90s. Mostly clear tonight with lows in the 60s. Mostly sunny on Sunday and warm with highs in the 90s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s, High: 80s. Mostly clear tonight with lows in the 50s. On Sunday, increasing clouds by early afternoon with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90.

Extended Outlook:
The monsoonal flow is in full effect. Thunderstorms will be with us for the next week at least the next week, but the chances will vary from day to day. A cold front will approach Colorado on Monday with will interact with all the moisture, bringing an increased chance for storms. On Tuesday and Wednesday, moisture will be present, but the energy needed to fire the storms up will be in short supply. By week’s end, chances will once again increase for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will vary a few degrees for the next week, but overall, no major swings in the weather pattern – it’s a hot summer with August Monsoonal Flow!