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Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Rain Sunday, Cooler

Weather Recap - July 24, 2016 Summary Image

By Chris Sorensen

Temperatures will be slightly cooler for the coming week after Sunday starts off with a chance of isolated thunderstorms followed by heavy rain.

Sunday's high will be in the lower 90s. Chances of precipitation will increase as the day progresses. Heavy rain is possible later into the evening and mainly ending before 3:00 a.m. Watch for one-half to three-quarters of an inch of rain overnight and the potential for flash flooding, particularly in the western two-thirds of Kiowa County.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Slight Cooling and Thunderstorms

Weather Outlook - July 22, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

After a week of heat, southeast Colorado will start to see a slight cooling trend toward the end of the weekend, along with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday and Saturday daytime temperatures will remain near 100 before dropping off to the lower 90s Sunday and into the coming week. Evening temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead

Weather Outlook - July 17, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Hot days ahead, with daytime highs in the upper 90s to low 100s, however periods of slight relief are on the way as the Colorado monsoon season begins to build.

Sunday's high is expected to be around 100. Look for a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms later in the afternoon, continuing into the evening. Lightning and strong wind gusts will be the primary risks.

Friday Afternoon Storm Causes Damage in Eastern Kiowa County

Tornado

By Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings for eastern Kiowa County Friday afternoon. The first warning was issued shortly before 2:30 p.m. for a storm with a radar-confirmed tornado 13 miles north of Towner. The warning was renewed twice before being allowed to expire.

A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued mid-way through the tornado activity.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Hot, with Storms Friday

Weather - Thunderstorm

By Chris Sorensen

Enjoy "cooler" weather while you can - Friday will only reach 90 before temperatures rise toward 100 for the week ahead. Severe thunderstorms with strong winds, large hail, and even some tornadoes are a possibility for Friday afternoon into the late evening.

Eastern Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties have the greatest potential to be impacted by storms Friday afternoon as high pressure shifts east into Colorado. Hail may reach two inches in diameter, and outflow wind gusts from storms could reach 60 miles per hour.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Hot, Dry

Weather Outlook - July 10, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

After a chance of isolated thunderstorms Sunday afternoon into the evening, the week will start off hot and dry.

Sunday's high will be near 100. Winds will be out of the south at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon, with gusts to 30 mph, as a low pressure system develops in the area.

Severe storms will be possible near the Kansas border later in the day, particularly in Prowers and Baca Counties, where large hail - potentially golf ball-size - may be possible.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Storms Continue, Tornado Risk Friday

Weather Outlook - July 8, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Friday morning started off with thunderstorms across southeast Colorado, and even a tornado warning in the middle of the night for Kiowa and Prowers Counties. Chances of storms will continue through the weekend, along with hot days.

The best chances of thunderstorms will be Friday evening following early morning of rain across the county. One-tenth to one-quarter inch of precipitation is possible, however higher amounts can be expected in areas impacted by thunderstorms.