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Weekend Weather Outlook – Fall Weather Continues

Weather Outlook - September 30, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

The second full weekend of autumn continues a mild temperature trend across the area.

Highs will be around 80 for the weekend, with overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. There is a slight chance of showers late Friday night continuing into the early morning hours of Saturday.

Monday will be warmer and windy, with a high in the mid-80s. South winds of 10 to 15 miles-per-hour will start the day, increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon, continuing into the early evening. Showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Cooler Start, then Warming

Weather Outlook - September 25, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Cool air continues to flow across Colorado, resulting in below average temperatures and a sunny, dry autumn Sunday.

Sunday and Monday will see low to mid-70s across Kiowa County during the day, and overnight lows in the mid-30s. North winds will be in the 15-20 mile-per-hour range Sunday.

Low to mid-80s return by Tuesday, continuing into the weekend. As an upper ridge shifts east and a closed low moves across Arizona and Nevada, moisture will move into the Four Corners area. Chances for precipitation return Thursday and Friday.

Weather Outlook – the Week Head: Hot, Mainly Dry

Weather Outlook - September 18, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

The run-up to the start of autumn Thursday will see sunny, hot days with minimal chance of rain in Kiowa County.

A broad ridge expands northward out of Texas and New Mexico Sunday leading to clear skies and no chance of rain. Through the latter part of the week, expect mostly sunny days with high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. Some lingering moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Paine will begin to move into Colorado Tuesday, potentially leading to isolated storms over the eastern plains Wednesday.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Weather - Thunderstorm

By Chris Sorensen

A shortwave tough moving through the state Saturday, combined with available moisture, brings the potential for severe storms over the eastern plains during the afternoon.

The system could produce a mix of severe weather, including damaging winds and large hail.

Friday starts out sunny, with a high in the mid-70s ahead of low 80s Saturday and upper 80s Sunday into Wednesday.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s through the middle of the week.