across Colorado

Is Fall Here? Cooler Temperatures, Rain Continue

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The calendar may say August 4; however, temperatures have an early fall feel in many areas. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are possible Friday, particularly for the northeast plains of Colorado.

Eastern Colorado

There is a risk for thunderstorms, some severe, over the northeast portion of the state, stretching as far south as Kiowa, Prowers and Bent counties. Large hail, potentially over one inch, is possible, along with gusty winds and locally heavy rain.

Abnormally Dry Area Shifts in Colorado

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While a small portion of central Colorado moved back into drought-free conditions, abnormally dry conditions expanded in the southwest corner of the state. Overall, about one-third of the state remains abnormally dry.

In northeast Colorado, all of Sedgwick and Phillips counties, along with smaller portions of Logan, Weld and Yuma counties remain abnormally dry after being drought-free until two weeks ago. Portions of Larimer and Jackson counties in north central Colorado are also abnormally dry.