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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

City Of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS)

Lat: 38.81°NLon: 104.69°WElev: 6181ft.

Mostly Cloudy

83°F

28°C

Humidity 25%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1007.4 mb)
Dewpoint 44°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 3 Sep 2:54 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

13 Miles ENE Fountain CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 10 mph becoming west.  Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 10 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
13 Miles ENE Fountain CO
 38.72°N 104.47°W (Elev. 5728 ft)
2:36 pm MDT Sep 3, 2015
3pm MDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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