Jun 23, 2014 5:35 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for much of Southeastern Colorado until 11 PM this evening. Large hail, winds to 60 mph, and an isolated tornado will be possible with any severe thunderstorms that develop.
We've been seeing some scattered storms across the area this afternoon and evening. And if you're out and about and get caught in one, you know that there's some heavy rain, strong winds, even some hail. The threat for storms moves east as the evening progresses so those of you in Lamar and La Junta will see some storms through this evening. If you want to check out what's happening with the radar right now, you can check it out here. After midnight we dry out, and by morning, we should be seeing decent sunshine, like what we had today.
The rain definitely cooled places off. Where highs were in the 70s and 80s, but once the rain started, temperatures dropped by as much as 15 degrees. Tomorrow is going to be a repeat of today. We can expect to start with some sunshine, then increasing clouds and showers in the afternoon. Do know that again tomorrow there's a slight risk for some severe storms. We're looking at the possibility of large hail, winds over 60 mph, and possibly even an isolated tornado. However, wind and hail will be the biggest threat.
The risk for showers dwindles on Wednesday, even though we'll have a few around. Then the end of the week, as we dry out, temperatures will take off. I'm expecting highs this weekend in the 90s and even low 80s for the high country. So enjoy the cooler air while it lasts.
Have a great week... Meteorologist Valerie Abati
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