Rainy and Cool Start to the Week

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Published Sunday, August 6, 2017
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by Chris Sorensen

A surface cold front is dropping across the plains of Colorado Sunday morning to mark the continuation of below-normal temperatures and welcome - though occasionally excessive - rain.

Eastern Colorado

Over the coming days, counties across east central and northeast Colorado can expect showers and thunderstorms starting Sunday afternoon. Over a 48-hour period, over 1.5 inches of rain is predicted across the area. Portions of Lincoln and Elbert counties may see close to two inches in areas already saturated from recent storms that produced flash flooding Friday.

Heavy rain, with a few severe storms, will be widespread and continue into the Monday morning hours.

Sunday's high temperatures will generally be in the upper 70s, though Eads, La Junta, Lamar and Springfield may see low to mid-80s.

Cool and wet conditions continue Monday and Tuesday. Showers and storms will start across the higher elevations before spreading to the plains later in the day. Temperatures will be below seasonal norms, with lows to mid-70s for most of the area, and mid- to upper 60s from Limon to Fort Morgan.

By Wednesday, look for some warming to the low 80s for the southeast, and continuing mid- to upper 70s for the northeast. Temperatures will generally remain below normal through the end of the week.

West Slope

Though a bit drier, moisture remains plentiful across western Colorado. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop over the southwest part of the state Sunday afternoon, while northwest Colorado north of Interstate 70 remains drier. Small hail and locally heavy rain can be expected with the stronger storms. Monday's pattern will be similar.

Conditions will remain unsettled throughout the week, though chances for thunderstorms remains questionable.

For temperatures, look for upper 70s to low 80s in most areas, with Grand Junction remaining the hot spot with mid- to upper 80s and a potential to reach 90 by the middle of the week.

Weather updates are available throughout the day at http://KiowaCountyPress.net/weather

Forecast - August 6 - 9

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

City

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Eads

81

60

72

58

74

48

80

59

Springfield

80

60

72

57

76

59

81

60

Trinidad

77

57

72

55

76

55

80

57

Limon

78

55

65

63

70

54

75

54

Sterling

77

57

70

53

72

54

77

55

Fort Morgan

79

56

68

54

75

54

79

56

Craig

82

55

75

51

76

51

78

51

Grand Junction

87

64

84

61

86

61

89

62

Montrose

80

57

80

55

82

55

83

56

Cortez

77

57

80

55

82

55

83

56