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Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Tornadoes, Large Hail Monday

Weather Outlook - June 12, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

UPDATE: The chance of thunderstorms for Sunday afternoon has been increased to 40 percent, and further increases to 50 percent for the late evening up to midnight.

With the official start of summer just over a week away, temperatures mainly in the 90s will close out spring for southern Colorado.

A chance of thunderstorms returns to southeast Colorado Sunday as a front moves into the area, and ramps up to a potential for severe storms Monday into the evening.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Hot, Slight Chance of Storms

Weekend Weather Outlook - June 10, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Kiowa County won't quite make it to the first 100 degree day of the season - but it might feel like it.

An upper level ridge will be in place across the region Friday keeping the area dry, though higher elevations may see some showers.

Mid- to upper 90s will be the rule for the weekend, starting with Friday's expected high of 98, followed by 95 and 93 for Saturday and Sunday. Overnight temperatures will be in the 60s through Sunday.

Weather Outlook – The Week Ahead: Thunderstorms Return

Weather Outlook - June 5, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Chances of thunderstorms return to Kiowa County for the early part of the week, with the best possibilities occurring Monday afternoon, increasing during the evening up to midnight, and returning with slightly lower risk Tuesday afternoon into the late evening. A slight chance of afternoon and evening showers and continues through Thursday.

Where showers do occur, less than one-tenth of an inch of rain is expected. Higher amounts are possible with thunderstorms.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Warm and Dry

Weather Outlook - June 3, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Kiowa County and most of southeast Colorado can expect warm and mostly dry conditions through the weekend before chances of thunderstorms return early in the week.

An upper level ridge will remain in place through the weekend. Mid-80s can be expected for the high Friday, before a very slight cooling to the low 80s for Saturday and Sunday. Overnight temperatures will range from the upper 40s to low 50.

Weekend Weather Outlook

Weekend Weather Outlook - May 27, 2016

Weekend Weather Outlook

By Chris Sorensen

Showers will continue Friday following a day of intense storms that brought heavy rain, severe straight-line winds that reached 80 miles per hour, and even a few tornadoes to the eastern plains. Thursday's storms were strong enough to cause Highway 287 to close between Eads and Kit Carson due to crashes, and at least one home received significant damage. Highway 40 in Cheyenne County also closed for a time to allow for debris removal.

Severe Storms, Large Hail Expected Thursday - Tornado Watch Issued

Severe Weather - Thunderstorm

By Chris Sorensen

[Update 2] - The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch shortly after 12:00 p.m. that will be in effect until 7:00 p.m. for eastern Colorado counties, including Kiowa County.

[Updated] An upper closed low pressure system over Arizona moving into Colorado is expected to produce active weather over the eastern plains Thursday.