Overview: We’re tracking a period of cooler weather with good chances for rain over the holiday weekend.
Today: Mostly cloudy with some patchy fog, drizzle, or very light showers early. Areas of heavier rain and thunder are expected later in the day, but severe weather is less likely with cool temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most areas. A stronger storm or two capable of producing large hail could develop today along and south of highway 160, generally near the Colorado/New Mexico state line. Localized flooding has occurred near the confluence of the Purgatoire and Arkansas Rivers near Las Animas this morning, and flash flooding is possible this afternoon and evening over the burn scars on the higher terrain to the southwest of Pueblo should heavy rain fall over these areas.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely this evening with scattered, mainly lighter rain showers likely continuing for much of the night over eastern Colorado. We expect a cloudy night for most areas with some patchy fog possible late. By morning, the air should have cooled into the 40s to lower 50s for most areas.
Extended: Memorial Day looks mostly cloudy and cool with showers again. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible for much of the week over and near the mountains, but thunderstorms over the plains will likely be few and far between. We expect a significant warm-up by the end of the week.