Robust storms might deliver winds gusting as much as 70 mph and hail the scale of walnuts and ping pong balls to components of central, east-central, south-central, and southeast Colorado on Friday afternoon and night. Snow might additionally fall in some components of the state.
Thunderstorms will develop Friday afternoon and night all through many areas, with few extreme storms over the far southeast plains presumably extending into the late night. The principle extreme dangers might be wind gusts round 70 mph and hail as much as 1.5 inches in diameter.
“Different storm dangers embody cloud to floor lightning and gusty outflow winds,” based on a hazardous weather outlook issued by the Nationwide Climate Service.
Counties impacted by the storms embody Lake, Chaffee, Saguache, Fremont, Teller, El Paso, Las Animas, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca, and Otero.
Cool and unsettled circumstances by way of Friday. Gentle to average rainfall is predicted in most areas, combined with some gentle snow above timberline, 1-2″ doable. There might be an opportunity of thunderstorms as nicely, primarily this night, then once more on Friday afternoon. #cowx pic.twitter.com/uFHunYcz59 — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 19, 2020
Snow showers are anticipated this afternoon within the excessive nation. At present, the Pikes Peak Freeway is barely open to mile 16 because of heavy fog and restricted visibility. Shuttles won’t be operating until the freeway reopens to the 14,115-foot summit.
The highway is presently open to Mile 16 because of heavy fog and restricted visibility above. Shuttles won’t be operating until the highway opens to the summit. Pikes peak is forecasted to obtain snow this afternoon. For up to date info, name (719)385-7325. Have a terrific weekend! — Pikes Peak (@drivepikespeak) June 19, 2020
Different excessive nation areas impacted embody Western Mosquito Vary, Sawatch Mountains, La Garita Mountains, west and east of Continental Divide, San Juan Mountains, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Moist Mountains, and San Luis Valley.
Throughout these storms, heavy rain might additionally result in flash flooding over the Decker, Hayden Cross, Junkins, and Spring burn scars. There’s additionally a danger of city flash flooding doable from mid to late afternoon from Canon Metropolis to Pueblo West and into Pueblo. Flash flooding is a severe concern and may happen on a transparent day because of rainfall occurring elsewhere and transferring downstream.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for components of the realm for this afternoon. Robust storms with heavy rain are anticipated to develop, growing the flash flood menace for the Decker, Hayden Cross, and Junkins burn scars in addition to city areas throughout the watch. #cowx pic.twitter.com/amGgd5Q1Qk — NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) June 19, 2020
Possibilities for showers will return on Sunday night and proceed by way of all of subsequent week. Temperatures might be operating close to seasonal normals by way of Wednesday, with an uptick in temperatures on Thursday.
Editor’s Observe: All climate statements are topic to vary. Mountain climate can change quickly. You probably have plans open air this weekend, make sure you double verify the forecast earlier than heading out.