Detailed Forecast

Today:  Mostly sunny this morning, partly cloudy with isolated, generally weak showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  Thunderstorms today will be most numerous over and near the mountains, and like yesterday don't appear likely to be too strong, but brief rainfall, gusty wind, lightning, and temporary cooling should accompany any cells that do develop.  Hot with high temperatures in the 90s to lower 100s for the plains, 70s to lower 80s for our local mountain communities. 

Tonight:  Evening showers and thunderstorms will end, then partly cloudy to mostly clear overnight.  Some areas may be a bit breezy overnight as a weak cold front approaches the area.  Low temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Extended:  Slightly cooler with thunderstorms increasing in coverage and intensity through the weekend.  As low level moisture increases, the potential for heavy rainfall at times will too.  Any stronger storms that develop through the weekend could have the potential to cause flash flooding, especially over the burn scars.  Next week looks a bit cooler, and thunderstorms should be a daily occurrence.

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Forecast

Colorado Springs, CO

12PM MDT
Partly Cloudy
90°
Partly Cloudy
3PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
90°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
6PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
88°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
9PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
79°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
12AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
68°
Partly Cloudy
3AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
63°
Partly Cloudy

Pueblo, CO

12PM MDT
Partly Cloudy
92°
Partly Cloudy
3PM MDT
Partly Cloudy
97°
Partly Cloudy
6PM MDT
Partly Cloudy
92°
Partly Cloudy
9PM MDT
Partly Cloudy
86°
Partly Cloudy
12AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
79°
Partly Cloudy
3AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
72°
Partly Cloudy

Flash Flood Preparedness

The Waldo Canyon Fire has dramatically increased the probability of flash flooding in Ute Pass, Manitou Springs and portions of western Colorado Springs. Home owners and business owners along drainages coming off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar need to take precautions to protect your family, staff and customers, as well as your property, from the expected flash flooding.

Things to Do:

Sign up for emergency alerts through the National Weather Service, Nixle or E-911.

http://www.weather.gov/subscribe http://www.nixle.com/ http://www.elpasoteller911.org/

  • • Create an emergency plan in case of flash flooding.
  • • Designate a family meeting place in case of disaster.
  • • Build a 72-Hour Emergency Kit.
  • • Do you know your kids’ school’s flash flood plan?
  • • Does you work place have a flash flood plan?
  • • Good customer service means having an emergency plan that includes your customers.
  • • If the Flash Flood Warning Siren goes off in Manitou Springs, seek higher ground.
  • • Don’t drive or walk through flooded streets or low lying areas.
  • • Get Flood Insurance now.
  • • Keep an eye on the weather. If it looks like it might rain, keep informed with Stormtracker 13.


NOAA Alerts

  • • Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding.
  • • Flood Advisory means minor flooding expected.
  • • Flood Warning means damaging or threatening flooding expected.

For More information go to the Emergency Preparedness page on the El Paso County website: http://adm.elpasoco.com/emprep/Pages/default.aspx

CLICK HERE for the El Paso County Flash Flood Awareness Brochure.


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Almanac

Colorado Springs

Normal High:85°
Normal Low:57°
Record High: 97° in 1954
Record Low: 40° in 1946
Sunrise:5:43 am
Sunset:8:26 pm
Moonrise:6:42 pm
Moonset:3:56 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous

Pueblo

Normal High:94°
Normal Low:58°
Record High: 103° in 1971
Record Low: 49° in 1905
Sunrise:5:43 am
Sunset:8:23 pm
Moonrise:6:39 pm
Moonset:3:56 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous
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