Following weekend thunderstorms that produced nearly 2 inches of rain in parts of the Pikes Peak region, the rain isn't expected to let up this week, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Pueblo say.
Northern areas of Colorado Springs received up to 1.85 inches of rain during a 24-hour period, beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, according to local storm reports. Pueblo received 3.18 inches of rain during the same period.
At the Colorado Springs Airport, the city’s official measurement site, 0.27 of an inch of rain was recorded Saturday and 0.37 of an inch was recorded Sunday, meteorologist Bill Line said. Other parts of the city and region were hit with more rain Saturday and Sunday.
The total amount of rain in Colorado Springs measured at the airport during the month of July so far is 1.26 inches.
More afternoon thunderstorms are possible Monday in Colorado Springs, the service’s forecast shows. The high will be near 77 degrees and there is a 50% chance for precipitation after 2 p.m.
The main threat during thunderstorms will be lightning and locally heavy rainfall. Strong to severe storms will be possible Monday evening along and west of the Interstate 25 corridor, a hazardous weather outlook issued by the service said. Hail and strong wind are also threats during storms.
A 40% chance of rain will return Tuesday afternoon with a high near 82 degrees. Storms are expected to continue through the night.
Wednesday is expected to bring the heaviest rainfall in Colorado Springs with a 50% chance, the forecast shows. The high will be near 90 degrees.
There is a slight chance for rain early Thursday before 1 p.m., then chances increase to 80%. The high will be near 87 degrees.
Temperatures should stay in the high 80s Friday and through the weekend, where slight chances for storms are expected, meteorologists say.