Active Weather Extends Southeast - Tornadoes Possible

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Published Sunday, August 13, 2017
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by Chris Sorensen

After a day that saw reports of heavy rain, flooding and two-inch hail in parts of northern Colorado, along with at least one tornado warning in Washington county, severe thunderstorm potential will extend to all the eastern border counties Sunday.

Eastern Colorado

Showers and thunderstorms will develop over the mountains during the early afternoon hours before spreading to the plains later in the day. The most severe storms will develop closer to the Colorado-Kansas and Colorado-Nebraska borders. Golf ball-size hail and wind gusts to 70 miles per hour will be possible. Southeast counties may see flash flooding. The greatest rainfall over the next two days will be in eastern Kiowa, Prowers and Baca counties, where more than an inch of rain is possible.

A few brief tornados are possible Sunday across southwest Kiowa, eastern Las Animas, and Otero, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties.

Temperatures across the eastern half of the state will be in the low to mid-80s Sunday. Mid- to upper 80s are expected Monday, with Sterling reaching 90. Low to mid-80s continue through Wednesday.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms will continue through at least the middle of the week.

Western Colorado

The west slope can expect some rain Sunday afternoon, though not as widespread and intense as recent days. Storms that do develop will begin over the higher elevations before spreading west. Wind gusts to 40 miles per hour, small hail and the occasional heavy rain are possible, with a few showers lingering overnight.

The potential for rain continues into the early part of the week, though it will be more limited than in the recent past.

Temperatures will be mainly in the low to mid-80s through Monday, with Grand Junction seeing upper 80s. Tuesday will be slightly cooler, with Craig and Montrose reaching the upper 70 while other areas can expect highs in the low 80s.

Low temperatures will be in the 50s for most areas, while Craig and Cortez drop to the upper 40s.

Colorado Weather Updates

Weather information is updated throughout the date at http://KiowaCountyPress.net/weather

Forecast - August 13 - 16

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

City

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Eads

84

59

87

62

88

60

84

59

Springfield

83

60

86

62

89

61

84

60

Trinidad

82

57

85

57

85

55

82

54

Limon

81

54

86

58

82

55

79

54

Sterling

86

57

90

61

85

58

80

57

Fort Morgan

86

57

89

60

85

57

81

56

Craig

81

50

83

52

79

47

80

48

Grand Junction

88

61

89

62

86

59

88

60

Montrose

80

55

83

56

79

52

80

53

Cortez

83

51

83

53

80

49

82

49