Weather - Forecast

Aug 3, 2013 7:17 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Severe weather possible today

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Teller and El Paso Counties today from noon until midnight. The main focus for flash flooding in these counties will be the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn scars and areas prone to flooding around Colorado Springs. Heavy rain is possible at times today which may lead to flash flooding.

There's a slight risk for severe weather across all of Southern Colorado today as well. Strong to severe thunderstorms will likely develop and move through parts of the region this afternoon and evening. The main threats with any storm that develops today will be large hail and damaging wind though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

The storms that develop today will move west to east. Expect areas along the Front Range to clear out from the storms first later tonight with the storms continuing out over the Eastern Plains into early Sunday morning.

The monsoon moisture that's in place today will be pushed out of the state for the first few days of the new week lowering our rain chances some. Expect an isolated chance for the typical afternoon summertime showers and storms Sunday through Tuesday over the lower elevations. Another good shot of moisture arrives again next week Wednesday.

Highs will stay near average (give or take a few degrees here and there) over the next 7 days. The average high this time of year for Colorado Springs is 83 degrees. The average high this time of year for Pueblo is 91 degrees.

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