Storms in southern Colorado became more widespread Friday, as the threat of severe weather persists
Another round of severe weather is expected to impact our area this afternoon and evening. Storm coverage will be more widespread than yesterday, but storm intensity should be slightly lower. Storms move in between 2-4pm on the east slopes and I-25 corridor. Several rounds of rain are expected late tonight, with isolated severe thunderstorms the main concern. Storms later today will be capable of delivering large hailstones (2-2.5 inches), resulting in damaging wind gusts and flooding. An isolated tornado over the southeastern plains also cannot be ruled out.
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Colorado Springs Forecast: High: 79; a little: 55. It’s warmer and more humid today, with a much better chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms throughout the Pikes Peak area. The severe weather threat will continue this evening, with damaging hail the main threat.
Pueblo Expectations: High: 88; a little: 60. A wet and warm Friday is ahead for the Steel City, and unlike yesterday, rain and thunderstorms are likely to affect us this afternoon and evening at times today. Extreme hail and damaging wind gusts appear to be our main threats.
Canon City Forecast: high: 86; a little: 60. Strong to severe thunderstorms will return to our forecast today after Thursday’s shutdown. Watch the skies and be prepared to take cover if severe weather threatens your area.
Woodland Park Forecast: high: 73; a little: 47. After a quieter day on Thursday, the threat of strong and even severe thunderstorms will return to our forecast today. Hail, heavy rain, and gusty winds will be the main storm threats.
Triple Lakes Forecast: high: 1970s; a little: 1950s. Wet weekend for northern El Paso County, and after a short break in action Thursday, the threat of severe weather will increase this afternoon, with storms possible until late tonight.
Plains Forecast: high: 1970s and 1980s; a little: 50 seconds / 60 seconds. The Southeast Plains will once again be under the brunt of severe weather today. Storms will reach our forecast area late this afternoon, and the threat of severe weather will remain possible in some areas until after midnight. Destructive hail will be the main threat again, with some hailstones the size of tennis balls. We also cannot rule out flooding and an isolated hurricane.
Forecast for Walsenburg and Trinidad: high: 1980s; a little: 1950s. Windy conditions return to the forecast today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening hours. The biggest serious threat today should be east of I-25. However, some storms could produce large hail and heavy rain along the I-25 corridor.
Mountain Forecast: High: 1960s and 1970s; a little: 1940s. A sunny morning will give way to a windy afternoon in the mountains today, with storms expected to roll in between 1-3 p.m. Some strong storms could develop over the southeastern mountains, with the potential for heavy rain, frequent lightning, and hail.
Extended forecast forecast:
When it comes to extreme weather… you might think we can’t catch a break, and you’d be right! While storms are unlikely to be strong this weekend, we are still tracking the daily threat of thunderstorms on both days, although Sunday should be a little less active than Saturday.
Thunderstorms on Monday will favor the mountains, with a slight chance for the Pikes Peak area. Drier air will finally return to our forecast starting Tuesday, when high pressure is also expected to bring us some of the hottest weather of the year so far.
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