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Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Sunny, Dry

Weather Outlook - August 14, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

A repetitive pattern in the weather sets in this week, with little change day-to-day.

Starting Sunday, daytime highs will be around 90, continuing through Thursday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s.

Look for sunny days, and partly cloudy nights throughout the week.

The current forecast shows a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday evening in an otherwise dry week.

Friday starts a slight cooling trend, with a high in the mid-80s. Saturday will drop further, with the daytime high in the low 80s.

Weekend Weather Outlook: 80s, Scattered Storms

Weather Outlook - August 12, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Mid-80s and thunderstorm potential kick off the weekend for Kiowa County.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon, with a slightly increased chance of storms continuing overnight. A slight chance of precipitation remains in store for Saturday before Sunday kicks off a week of sunny weather and little chance of rain.

Weekend high temperatures will be in the mid-80s, with overnight lows near 60.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Thunderstorms and Slightly Warmer

Weather Outlook - August 7, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

With Wednesday as a current exception, afternoon and evening thunderstorms will remain a possibility at least until Thursday.

Sunday and Monday's high temperatures in Kiowa County will continue to be in the mid- to upper 80s before jumping to the low to mid-90s during the middle of the week. Current forecasts call for a return to mid-80s Friday and Saturday.

Overnight lows are expected to be in the 60s throughout the week.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Monsoon Moisture Continues

Weather Outlook - August 5, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Cooler than average temperatures, accompanied by continued flow of monsoon moisture into the area and across the southwest U.S. will mark the weekend.

For those planning trips to the southern mountains, be aware of flash flood watches in many areas. Some parts of the mountains have already received up to one inch of rain over the past day, creating saturated soils. An additional one to two inches is expected through Saturday.

Weather Outlook: the Week Ahead – Afternoon Thunderstorms

Weather Outlook - July 31, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

With monsoon moisture continuing to enter the area, afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be a possibility throughout the week.

High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday before falling to the low 90s Thursday, and further dropping to the upper 80s Friday and Saturday.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s for Kiowa County.

While the chances of storms are at the lower end of the scale, be prepared for heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Thunderstorm Chances Continue

Weather Outlook - July 30, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Moisture continues to flow in the area, allowing for chances of afternoon and evening thunderstorms to develop over the area, which will continue into the middle of the week.

Saturday's high temperature will be in the lower 90s before a warm up to the mid-90s lasting through Wednesday. Lower 90s will return Thursday before mid-80s are expected to arrive Friday. Overnight temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s over the weekend and throughout the week.

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.