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Friday Weather: Quick, isolated thunderstorms possible

Today’s Forecast:
Today is the start to a gorgeous few days across southern Colorado… but that doesn’t mean the forecast is perfect. An isolated thunderstorm or two in possible in the Pikes Peak region down southwest through Canon City, with heavier storms possible through the far eastern plains. Energy looks to kick a couple thunderstorms off the Palmer Divide that would travel southwest, this would possibly bring them through El Paso county through areas like eastern Colorado Springs and eventually to the mountains west and areas like Canon City. The good news is that we have really dry air moving into the Pikes Peak region, so even with this chance for storms, the dry air will work really hard to keep us dry. A larger storm complex looks to ride down the eastern border this afternoon into the early evening, a few rains could be pretty heavy in that area.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 81; Low – 56. Mainly dry and beautiful but if we do see rain in the city, it would favor the east/northeast sides of the city and occur sometime after 2pm. Storms look non severe but with our elevation, a quick heavy rain and even pea size hail is possible. We’ll be dry and cool tonight.

PUEBLO: High – 87; Low – 59. Thinking Pueblo stays nice and dry today with a light afternoon breeze and hot afternoon temperatures up around the 90 degree mark. Tonight we’ll be clear and cool.

CANON CITY: High – 84; Low – 60. A few isolated thunderstorms look possible in and around Canon City this afternoon, mainly after 2pm, but dry air will work against the rain and try to keep the city dry.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 73; Low – 48. Beautiful today but this afternoon a few isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible through, but especially south of Woodland Park. We’ll be dry and chilly tonight.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. Beautiful today but we have a chance for an isolated storm or two this afternoon between `1 to 3pm. Dry air will work to keep the area dry, but don’t be surprised if a few quick showers pop up in the afternoon. We’ll be clear and dry tonight.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 60s. Most of the plains will be hot and dry but a couple afternoon thunderstorms are possible down in eastern Las Animas county this afternoon. Bigger storms look possible down through Kiowa, Prowers and Baca county this afternoon with a few heavy rains possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. A nice day across the southern I-25 corridor, a few thunderstorms are possible just off to and south of Trinidad with more rain expected west of the interstate into the Sangre De Cristo range.


WEEKEND OUTLOOK OR NEXT WEATHER MAKER:
Northeast flow keeps southern Colorado cool this weekend with rain chances back pretty far west into the mountains. Our dry streak will end next week as rain moves back towards the forecast after Tuesday.

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier is a meteorologist at KOAA in Colorado Springs Email: sschreier@koaa.com
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