Hot Dry Weekend Ahead for Colorado

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Published Friday, August 25, 2017
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by Chris Sorensen

The heavy rains from earlier in the month are firmly in the past as the weekend sets up for hot days with little chance of storms.

Eastern Colorado

High pressure persists across the eastern plains, with drier air working its way into the region. While a few showers may be possible, coverage will be limited mainly to higher elevations.

Temperatures will be near seasonal norms through the weekend, with mid-80s across much of the central plains, including Eads and La Junta, and low 90s further north in the Sterling and Fort Morgan areas. Further to the southeast, Springfield will see low 80s, while Kim will reach the upper 70s.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s to low 60s.

The potential for moisture increases slightly late Sunday into Monday as a front moves through the southeast part of the state.

Western Colorado

The west slope will mainly be in the mid- to upper 80s over the coming days, with Grand Junction remaining the hot spot with low to mid-90s. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible over the mountains.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-50 to low 60, though Craig will drop to the upper 40s.

Chances of rain increase slightly as the weekend progresses.

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

Forecast - August 25-28

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

City

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Eads

86

59

88

59

87

58

85

57

Springfield

84

61

86

61

87

59

83

58

Trinidad

82

55

83

57

83

55

83

55

Limon

87

54

89

54

83

53

84

54

Sterling

90

57

92

58

86

56

87

57

Fort Morgan

91

57

93

57

87

57

88

58

Craig

84

48

87

48

88

49

86

49

Grand Junction

91

60

94

62

94

62

92

62

Montrose

86

55

88

55

88

56

86

56

Cortez

86

53

88

53

88

54

86

53