Monday, May 30th Midday Update
Your Memorial Day Afternoon is shaping up to be similar to what we saw and felt Sunday afternoon. High temps will reach the upper 70s to mid 80s across the lower elevation. Hi-res models continue to show showers and thunderstorms popping around 2-3 pm. Lightning, small hail and gusty wind will be the biggest threats in the Pikes Peak Region. However thunderstorms will have a bit more of an attitude on the Plains later this evening and may reach severe criteria. Hail could be as large as quarter sized and wind gusts up to 60 mph or greater will be possible with severe cells. The areas to watch will Be Kit-Carson points south to Kiowa counties.
Models continue to hint at widespread, and the potential for locally heavy rainfall beginning Tuesday night and lingering into Wednesday morning. However, they are not in agreement where the heaviest rain will fall. Hi-resolution models bring a slug of moisture through Colorado Springs to Pueblo, before shifting rain east along the Plains. Low resolution models keep the rainfall on the I-25 corridor. Someone will get a good dose of rainfall and this will be our best chance to see rainfall this week, but the finer details are yet to be ironed out. With the cold front push through, temps will cool into the 60s and 70s both days.
We will warm back up on Thursday with another chance for spotty evening storms in the Pikes Peak Region before drying out Friday and Saturday. Weekend high temps will be in the 80s and 90s!