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Rain Tuesday, Wednesday; More Possible for Weekend


Much-needed precipitation is entering southern Colorado Tuesday as a moist upper low pressure area makes its way across New Mexico. Another system is expected for the weekend.

Between one-quarter and one-half in of rain is expected in central Kiowa County throughout the day Tuesday, accompanied by southeast wind in the 15 to 20 mile-per-hour range. Showers will be scatted during the early part of the day, gradually becoming more organized. The high will be in the 50s, dropping to the mid-30s at night.

Rain and wind are expected to continue overnight, dropping up to another one-half inch of precipitation. East wind gusts could be as strong as 35 mph.

Wednesday’s high will only reach the mid-40s as rain continues. Wind shifts to the north and increases to 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph.

Skies begin to clear Wednesday night, becoming partly cloudy as rain subsides. Wind will also drop to the 5 to 10 mph range, and the temperature falls to around freezing.

Look for sunny skies Thursday as the high reaches the low 60s. Wind returns in the afternoon, with gusts to 30 mph predicted. The overnight low will return to the freezing mark.

Another system bringing additional moisture is expected to enter the area Friday night. Check back for details. now offers a free forecast update emailed to you each morning around 6:00 a.m. To begin receiving forecast updates, send an email to for quick signup process. Then, just reply to the message sent back to you to confirm your email address, and you're done! You'll start receiving the weather forecast the next morning. There's no cost, and you can unsubscribe any time.