Thunderstorms, some severe, likely Wednesday


Given the ingredients in place over southern Colorado today, one or two severe thunderstorms are likely to occur.

One area of concern is a storm possibly developing over the Palmer Divide or Rampart Range between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and moving south/southeast over eastern sections of the metro area.

Should this occur, this storm could produce some very large hail. The storm, should it develop, would end up moving toward Pueblo.


  • Eastern mountains: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Colorado Springs and vicinity: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pueblo and vicinity: 4 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Southern I-25 corridor: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastern plains: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.


  • Hail 1″ – 2″
  • Straight-line wind with gusts near 60 mph
  • Isolated tornadoes
  • Heavy rain, flash flooding (burn scars, urban trouble spots)

Storms over the eastern plains this evening are likely to develop into a line or cluster, and would be most likely to cause some flooding or straight-line wind issues versus large hail.

This photo was taken by Matt Mannillo off of highway 115 at about 3:00 pm.

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