NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 56º. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
TONIGHT – Showers and thunderstorms between 1am and 4am, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Low around 40º. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
TOMORROW – A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 65º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Daily thunderstorm chances are expected this weekend into next week, especially over the mountains. Expect gusty winds, brief heavy downpours, and lightning.
Today, May 19th
9am – Westcliffe Board of Trustees workshop to review grant opportunities and discuss priorities, at Patterson Hall.
From 9-12:30 First Baptist Church sponsors Laundry Love at the local laundromat today, May 19th. They’ll provide laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and money for anyone needing assistance.
June 1st is the last day for white bagged plastic pick up at the Altitude Community fitness center.
Calling all student artists: the Sangre Art Guild is looking to showcase YOUR artwork at the 3rd street Gallery. Exhibit will run from now until December. Call or text Jen at 719.470.2988
The Jones Theatre is showing DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES. Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday matinee at 2pm.
Smokey Jack Observatory
11am – noon – Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes. It’s free!
9:30pm – View live images on a 10 foot outdoor screen in the amphitheater outside the Smokey Jack Observatory. Seating is limited. It’s free!
The Wet mountain fire department is hosting a lunch & learn event! Please come out and get educated on Wildfire Preparedness this Saturday from 11 – 1pm at 215 4th Street in Westcliffe. Family Cookout at noon!
Best of luck to the Custer County Bobcats and the Cotopaxi Pirates Track Teams in the Track & Field State Championship this weekend.
Tomorrow on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Brian Turner, CEO of Solvista Health in recognition of Mental Health Month. Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.