Weather - Forecast

Aug 6, 2013 9:11 AM by Stephen Bowers

Scattered storms Tues.; Widespread rain Wed.

Our Tuesday, much like Monday, will be partly cloudy and warm with scattered afternoon thunderstorms that develop in the mountains. Some of those storms may make it out of the mountains to to the I-25 corridor around late afternoon or early evening. Temperatures this afternoon will max out in the mid-to-upper 80's around Colorado Springs and in the 90's near Pueblo and along the remainder of the Arkansas Valley.

We're watching developing low pressure already generating rain over Arizona and northwestern Mexico. That low pressure is going to breeze by Southeastern Colorado on Wednesday and bring with it widespread heavy rain that very well could fall nearly all day, though many of us may actually stay dry for the morning drive to work. Heavy, prolonged rain could mean an enhanced flash flooding risk. That's especially true on the burn scars of the fires from the past couple of summers. Flooding along some area rivers may also be a possibility. In addition to the heavy rain, once temperatures begin cooling Wednesday night, some slushy snow flakes could mix in with the rain, specifically in Teller County's higher elevations. Snow is not a guarantee, necessarily, and if it does fall no accumulation is likely except for perhaps high on Pikes Peak. 

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