Warmer on Wednesday, with spotty thunderstorms possible

Wildly vivid sunset from Westcliffe, Colorado
Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 00:45:28-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Scattered thunderstorms will continue over Southern Colorado this evening. Any storms that form will be capable of producing hail up to 1" in diameter, strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall. The thunderstorm threat should lessen after sunset, with a few rain showers possible through midnight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 54; High: 87. The heat is set to return through the middle of the week, with highs on Wednesday warming into the upper 80s. Spotty to scattered thunderstorms will be possible any time after 2 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 57; High: 93. We'll see hotter highs on Wednesday, with spotty to scattered thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and early evening hours.

CANON CITY: Low: 59; High: 90. We'll start out with sunny and bright skies before the clouds start to form around the lunch hour. Afternoon thunderstorms will be possible, but should stay under severe criteria.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 48; High: 76. Warmer on Wednesday across Teller County. Skies will turn mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with increasing chances for thunderstorms across the region.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Mostly sunny skies early will turn mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with spotty to scattered thunderstorms in the forecast for Monument Hill.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. Wednesday looks drier across the Plains and warmer, with highs expected to soar into the 80s and lower 90s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Our forecast will be warmer on Wednesday, with morning sunshine and spotty to scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday's warm-up will continue through Thursday, with the Eastern Plains expected to see the brunt of the heat. Highs east of I-25 will soar into the 90s and lower 100s. While there could be some spotty to scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, the threat for severe weather remains low. A cold front will shake things up on Friday. Highs will drop a good 8-12 degrees to close out the week. Rain and thunderstorms will also be more numerous on Friday, with the potential for severe weather returning. Highs will climb through the weekend, with more heat funneling into Southern Colorado early next week.