Warm, Dry Start for the Week - Thunderstorm Possible Later

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

By Chris Sorensen

Recent rain and snow have helped moderate drought across eastern Colorado, however the coming days are largely expected to be dry. The potential for thunderstorms increases later in the week.

Sunday starts out about ten degrees cooler than the past few days as a cold front moves across eastern Colorado, with the high reaching around 70 in Kiowa County. Expect southwest winds in the ten to 15 mile-per-hour range, increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. The strong winds and low humidity have led to a Red Flag Warning to be issued for northeast Colorado from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to high fire danger. Overnight, the low will drop to 30, and winds will decrease to ten to 15 mph after midnight.

Cooling continues Monday, with a high in the low 60s expected. North wind around 15 to 20 mph returns, decreasing to five to ten mph later in the day. Overnight, temperatures fall to around freezing.

Temperatures in the 70s return Tuesday, along with a south wind in the ten to 20 mph range. Overnight, look for mid-40s, along with a continuing south wind in the 15 to 20 mph range and gusts to 30 mph possible.

The daytime high returns to around 80 Wednesday, falling to the mid-40s overnight.

A slight chance for thunderstorms enters the forecast Thursday. The high will be in the low 70s, falling to the mid-40s overnight. A chance of showers and thunderstorms continues during the evening hours.

Low 80s are expected to return by Friday.

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