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Hot, dry week ahead for Kiowa and Cheyenne counties

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Chris Sorensen

After weeks of frequent rain and flooding, southeast Colorado can expect a significant change in the coming week as summer temperatures begin to set in, and chances for precipitation dwindle.

Sunday kicks off will a high around 80 under sunny skies as a weak cold front moves into the area during the morning. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop in to the mid-50s.

Monday marks the start of a week-long warmup, with some of the hottest temperatures of the year. Look for upper 80s during the day, falling to the low 60s overnight.

Tuesday through Thursday offer more of the same, with daytime temperatures in the low to mid-90s, and evening temperatures dropping to the low 60s.

Low 80s return Friday.

For precipitation, Eads has a slight chance of storms Tuesday evening, accompanied by wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour. A chance of showers returns Thursday night.

In Cheyenne Wells, Tuesday evening also offers a limited chance for thunderstorms, which returns Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Thursday night, chances for showers and thunderstorms increases, offering the best opportunity for rain during the week, before dropping off Friday.