Sturdy storms might convey winds gusting as much as 70 mph and hail the scale of walnuts and ping pong balls to elements of central, east-central, south-central, and southeast Colorado on Friday afternoon and night. Snow might additionally fall in some elements 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 can be wind gusts round 70 mph and hail as much as 1.5 inches in diameter.
“Different storm dangers embrace cloud to floor lightning and gusty outflow winds,” in accordance with a hazardous weather outlook issued by the Nationwide Climate Service.
Counties impacted by the storms embrace Lake, Chaffee, Saguache, Fremont, Teller, El Paso, Las Animas, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca, and Otero.
Cool and unsettled situations by way of Friday. Gentle to average rainfall is anticipated in most areas, combined with some mild snow above timberline, 1-2″ attainable. There can be an opportunity of thunderstorms as effectively, 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 the moment, the Pikes Peak Freeway is just open to mile 16 attributable to heavy fog and restricted visibility. Shuttles is not going to be working until the freeway reopens to the 14,115-foot summit.
The highway is at the moment open to Mile 16 attributable to heavy fog and restricted visibility above. Shuttles is not going to be working until the highway opens to the summit. Pikes peak is forecasted to obtain snow this afternoon. For up to date data, name (719)385-7325. Have an important weekend!
— Pikes Peak (@drivepikespeak) June 19, 2020
Different excessive nation areas impacted embrace 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 attainable from mid to late afternoon from Canon Metropolis to Pueblo West and into Pueblo. Flash flooding is a severe concern and might happen on a transparent day attributable to rainfall occurring elsewhere and transferring downstream.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for elements of the world for this afternoon. Sturdy 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 inside the watch. #cowx pic.twitter.com/amGgd5Q1Qk
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) June 19, 2020
Probabilities for showers will return on Sunday night and proceed by way of all of subsequent week. Temperatures can be working close to seasonal normals by way of Wednesday, with an uptick in temperatures on Thursday.
Editor’s Be aware: All climate statements are topic to alter. Mountain climate can change quickly. In case you have plans outside this weekend, make sure you double test the forecast earlier than heading out.
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