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Gorgeous today but a few thunderstorms are possible after 3 p.m.

Today’s Forecast:
Most of southern Colorado, especially the plains east of El Paso and Pueblo counties, will see a dry and gorgeous Wednesday, but no everyone will be so lucky! Warm air and weak energy will work together to try and fire a few showers and thunderstorms over the mountains later this afternoon. Weak southeast winds in the jet stream would want to push any scattered showers or thunderstorms into the I-25 corridor before they quickly dry out into the early evening. If you are lucky and see no rain today, you’ll enjoy beautiful temperatures and plenty of morning sunshine before the clouds fill in through the afternoon.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 72; Low – 46. Mostly sunny in the morning with heavier cloud cover through the afternoon. Stray thundershowers are possible after 4 pm today.

PUEBLO: High – 77; Low – 48.  Mostly sunny with increasing cloud cover by the end of the day. Chances are higher you’ll stay dry today but if a stray shower rolls through town, it’ll be sometime after 6 pm.

CANON CITY: High – 74; Low – 47. Mostly sunny in the morning with heavier cloud cover through the afternoon. Stray thundershowers are possible after 3 pm today especially in the mountains north/south of town.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 60; Low – 36. Mostly sunny in the morning with heavy cloud cover by lunchtime. Showers and thunderstorms are likely later today, starting around 3 pm and leaving to the east by 6 pm.

TRI-LAKES: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny in the morning with heavier cloud cover through the afternoon. A couple of stray thundershowers are possible after 3 pm today.

PLAINS: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Mostly sunny today with increasing cloud cover through the afternoon. All areas east of El Paso and Pueblo counties, as well as the Raton Mesa, should stay dry today.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Mostly sunny in the morning with heavier cloud cover through the afternoon. Chances are fairly high that Walsenburg south to Trinidad will stay dry, but if any storms roll into the interstate from the mountains to the west, it would likely happen after 4 pm.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
For the next few days, if you live in or near the mountains, we can’t rule out a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. A strong cold front will move through late tonight but mainly Thursday morning, bringing wind gusts over 30 mph to most of southern Colorado east of the mountains. While a stray shower with the cold front in the morning is possible, the better chance for rain is in the afternoon around the Palmer Divide but especially for the southern mountains and Raton Mesa area. Friday could see a few scattered showers or thunderstorms, especially in the Pikes Peak region, but Saturday and Sunday look mostly dry.

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier

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