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Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Central Colorado Regional Airport (KAEJ)

Lat: 38.81°NLon: 106.12°WElev: 7946ft.

Partly Cloudy

17°C

63°F

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed NW 6 km/h
Barometer 30.29 in
Dewpoint 12°C (53°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 31 Aug 7:35 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Salida CO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. West northwest wind 5 to 15 km/h.  New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 28 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.  New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 27 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 27 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming south southwest in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 25 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 11 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. West northwest wind 5 to 15 km/h. New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h. New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming south southwest in the morning.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming west 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Salida CO
 38.53°N 106.01°W (Elev. 2186 m)
6:11 pm MDT Aug 31, 2015
7pm MDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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