Sunday’s forecast will include a shift to cold and rainy weather
A strong weather system will shake up our weather pattern today, with rain returning to Colorado Springs and Pueblo for the first time since August 28. Rain will begin falling in the mountains between 12-1 PM, with showers and thunderstorms arriving in the I-25 corridor and eastern Plains in the early to mid-afternoon. One or two storms could become severe in the Pikes Peak area and the I-25 corridor today, but the greatest threat right now appears to be in the southeast Plains. Storms in these areas can produce hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 mph.
Colorado Springs Forecast: High: 77; a little: 50. It starts to get colder today as unstable weather returns to southern Colorado. Showers and thunderstorms will develop around 1-3pm, with several rounds of rain expected to keep us unsettled into the overnight hours.
Pueblo Expectations: High: 85; a little: 55. Take advantage of the dry weather this morning as afternoon and evening rain is likely across the Steel City. The rains will be recurring/stopping in nature again, which means the rain will come in waves.
Canon City Predictions: high: 83; a little: 55. We’ll see one last day in the 80s before moving into cooler, wetter weather next week. Today’s weather forecast is expected to witness scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, with rain continuing until the night hours.
Woodland Park Predictions: high: 70; a little: 42. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop early this afternoon in Teller County, with periods of rain possible as we head into the overnight hours.
Triple Lakes forecast: high: the sixties and seventies; a little: 1940s. Dry skies this morning will lead to showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Today’s storm threats will include locally heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.
Plains forecast: high: 1980s; a little: 1950s. The storms are expected to intensify in the late afternoon and evening on the plains, with rain falling in some areas until the night hours. Storms near the Kansas/Colorado border could be very strong, with the potential for 1.5-inch hail and 70 mph wind gusts.
Valsenburg and Trinidad forecast: high: the seventies and eighties; a little: 40 sec / 50 sec. Mixed weather today as dry skies this morning will lead to rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. While severe threats are mostly low, some strong storms could produce 1-inch hail and 60 mph gusts.
Mountain Forecast: High: the fifties and sixties; a little: 30 sec / 40 sec. Today’s cold weather will move into the mountains, along with rain. Overnight rain could bring snow levels down to 12,000 feet.
Extended Outlook Outlook:
A real fall of September fruit is expected this week, with spells of rain every afternoon and well below average highs. Monday looks to be the coldest day, with temperatures only rising into the 50s and 60s. Highs in the 60s and 70s will follow the rest of the week, with daily thunderstorm chances remaining in the forecast.
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