TONIGHT: Just a few passing clouds overnight as lows fall into the 40s and 50s.
THURSDAY: Temperatures will take a big jump up by about ten degrees for most areas. A more typical summer afternoon pattern moves in too with thunderstorms developing over the mountains and moving out across the plains. A few of those storms in the Plains may be strong to severe. Highs in the 80s to near 90.
FRIDAY: Storm chances continue today, again hit or miss along I-25 but a few of these could create some heavy downpours. Flood Warnings begin today for the Arkansas River at Canon City and continue through the weekend as rain chances increase. Highs reach the 80s and 90s.
EXTENDED: Our best rain chances of the week are set to arrive for the weekend. The strongest storms will be capable of producing heavy rain, so we’ll keep an eye on area burn scars. It’s possible that at some point we get a storm that becomes capable of producing hail near an inch too. While we can’t guarantee you’ll get one at your house each afternoon, you’ll want to plan for the possibility of storms even into early next week.
Those heading into the mountains will want to remain aware near creeks and streams as in addition to the rain from thunderstorms snow melt will rapidly continue so waters will be running high.