Thunderstorms and heat this week for Southern Colorado

Eastern Pueblo County lightning
Posted at 6:23 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 21:33:14-04

Tonight's Forecast: Thunderstorm activity will favor areas along and west of I-25 this evening, mostly over the higher elevations. These storms will be slow movers, which will increase the risk for urban flooding and burn scar flooding. The storms should taper off shortly after midnight in most areas.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 56; High: 86. Plenty of sunshine Tuesday morning will give way to spotty afternoon thunderstorms across the Pikes Peak Region as temperatures soar back into the middle 80s.

PUEBLO: Low: 58; High: 95. It's not even summer yet, but Tuesday will feel like the dog days of summer. Forecast looks fairly dry, with just an isolated chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

CANON CITY: Low: 60; High: 92. Mild morning lows will give way to hot afternoon highs, and a good chance for some pop-up thunderstorms.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 49; High: 76. Not a whole lot of change on Tuesday, with warm highs and scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 70s/80s. The forecast on Tuesday will stay quite warm, with spotty to scattered thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening hours.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. Sizzling heat returns on Tuesday, with highs warming well into the 90s across the Plains. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out, but more than likely, we should stay dry.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Dry skies early will turn mostly cloudy and warm by the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours.

Extended Outlook: Our weather will remain largely influence by a hot ridge of high pressure this week. This will keep Southern Colorado unseasonably warm, with temperatures each day some 10-15 degrees above average. Near daily chances for afternoon showers and t-storms will continue through the start of the weekend, with Wednesday a potential severe weather day across the eastern Plains.