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Warmer and mainly dry today with just a few stray thunderstorms near the mountains and Palmer Divide

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Jul 03, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
Summer heat returns to southern Colorado with a limited chance for rain in the afternoon. Any storms today are going to be isolated and favor the mountains, as well as the Palmer Divide. Storms over the mountains and divide should stay non severe, but lightning and sporadic heavy rain is always a possibility this time of year. Most of the region east of the mountains like Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad and east into the plains, should just stay hot and dry. Tonight we'll have clear skies, light winds, and warm lows that fall into the upper 50s by Thursday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 88; Low – 58. Sunny, hot and a bit breezy into the afternoon today. We could see a few stray storms over the mountains west of town and up near the Palmer Divide, but no rain and just some gusty winds are expected out over Colorado Springs if storms can make it out of the mountains.

PUEBLO: High – 95; Low – 59. Very hot and sunny today with just a light breeze into the afternoon to keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated today.

CANON CITY: High – 93; Low – 62. Sunny, hot and a bit breezy into the afternoon today. We could see a few stray storms over the mountains north of town but no rain and perhaps just some gusty wind is all that could pass over Canon City.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 78; Low – 51. Mainly warm and dry today but a few isolated thunderstorms are going to be possible in the afternoon. Gusty winds and lightning are more likely than heavy rain if storms pass over town in the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Warm and mostly dry but a few isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon near the Tri-Lakes region, over the Palmer Divide. Gusty wind and lightning is more likely to fall from storms than any rain, but just keep an eye on the sky through the afternoon.

PLAINS: High – 90s; Low – 60s. Very hot and sunny today with just a light breeze into the afternoon to keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated today.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Mostly just hot and dry from Walsenburg to Trinidad through the afternoon. A few isolated storms are possible in the mountains west of the interstate but no flooding is expected near the Spring burn scar.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Thursday, Independence Day, looks fantastic across southern Colorado! We're going to be hot and dry with highs soaring into the 90s for most of the lower elevations, but a few triple digits in towns like Pueblo out east to La Junta and Lamar. A few isolated showers return to the mountains on Friday but the next best chance for rain seems to be on Saturday. Storms could be on the stronger side Saturday afternoon, so plan accordingly if you have outdoor plans. Monsoon moisture is going to fuel thunderstorms from Sunday through Tuesday, especially in and next to the mountain regions.