Jun 20, 2011 12:50 PM by Craig Eliot
Spring showers and thunderstorms continue decrease as a big area of low pressure pushes out of eastern Colorado. The commute to work will be wet and is expected to be more unsettled than the commute home. Storms have really brought much needed relief to the area and helped ease our drought conditions. Here are some rainfall totals so far:
Colorado Springs .30"
Pueblo .22" Downtown / .51" at CSU-Pueblo
La Junta .85"
Woodland Park .31"
Canon City Trace
Huge rainfall totals have been recorded west of Denver with over 2.50" of rain so far today in Golden! About 2.26" in Evergreen.
There have also been a few severe storms on the far eastern plains that have produced quarter size hail and winds in excess of 60 & 80 mph! A radio tower was knocked down along with 13 power poles in Kiowa County near Sheridan Lake! Very large hail, the size of ping pong balls, pelted Baca County shortly before sunrise this morning.
Expect it to be much cooler today with highs only in the 60's and 70's at the lower elevations! Temps only in the 50's today in Teller County. Pikes Peak is under a Winter Weather Advisory through later this afternoon and could receive 3-5" of snow!
Summer begins tomorrow morning at 11:16 AM our time. The forecast sounds gorgeous! Highs tomorrow in the mid 70's in the Springs and lower 80's in Pueblo. Skies will be mostly sunny tomorrow, winds will be lighter and we won't see any showers or thunderstorms.
Next chance for storms at the lower elevations sounds like it will hold-off until about Friday. Between now and then expect a warming trend with temps. Highs will reach the 80's in the Springs and lower 90's in Pueblo by the end of the week.