Aug 14, 2014 1:41 PM by John Dissauer
Update 11:40am: A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for El Paso and Teller counties. The watch is in effect until 9pm MT.
Thoughts are that thunderstorms should begin to develop over eastern mountains within next 2-3 hours then spread east. I'm still not convinced that we will for sure see flooding rains, but the potential exists for heavy rain from thunderstorms. - Meteorologist John Dissauer
Update 8:29am: A mixture of clouds and sun Thursday morning in southern Colorado. Temperatures mainly dropped to the 60's and 70's. Through the course of the day, partly cloudy skies are expected.
Latest high resolution computer model data suggests isolated showers and perhaps thunderstorms will break out over Las Animas County around 1pm. Development of showers and thunderstorms could begin around 2pm in the Pikes Peak region (Teller and El Paso counties).
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move east from the eastern mountains, over the I-25 corridor and out to the southeastern Plains this evening. The rain should move in to western Kansas by 11pm/midnight.
High temperatures should manage to reach the upper 70's (mountains), 80's to middle 90's.
COOL AUGUST CONTINUES
Temperatures remain cool for the month. Through August 13, Colorado Springs has only had two days in August above normal -- 15% of the days. This works out to Colorado Springs being 2.4° below normal for August.
Pueblo has been slightly warmer with three days above normal -- 23% of days this month. For August, Pueblo is running 1.7° below normal per day. - Meteorologist John Dissauer