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Kiowa County weather outlook – week of June 14, 2020

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Chris Sorensen

Hot temperatures return to Kiowa County this week, will little chance of rain, offering no relief from recent drought expansion.

Saturday will see afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s, with south winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. A red flag warning for high fire danger will be in effect until 8:00 p.m. Overnight, temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-60s.

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MAP Colorado Drought Conditions - June 9, 2020 - National Drought Mitigation Center

Colorado Drought Conditions - June 9, 2020 - National Drought Mitigation Center

The red flag warning returns Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. as the temperature again reaches the mid-90s under mostly sunny skies. South wind continues, with gusts increasing to 40 mph. After 3:00 p.m., there is a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms. Wind decreases slightly Sunday evening, with gusts to 35 mph expected. Low 60s are expected overnight.

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MAP Colorado Drought Conditions - June 2, 2020 - National Drought Mitigation Center

Colorado Drought Conditions - June 2, 2020. Courtesy National Drought Mitigation Center.

Temperatures trend slightly upward Monday and Tuesday, reaching the upper 90s under partly cloudy skies, while south winds drop to 10-15 mph. Overnight, temperatures fall to the low 60s.

By Wednesday, 10 mph wind shifts to the north as mid-90s return for the daytime high, and generally sunny skies prevail. Overnight, upper 50s are expected.

Thursday kicks off a slight cooling, with daytime temperatures reaching the low 90s, dropping back to the upper 50s overnight.

Cooler conditions continue Friday under sunny skies, with daytime temperatures around 90.