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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

San Luis Valley Regional Airport (KALS)

Lat: 37.44°NLon: 105.86°WElev: 7536ft.

Partly Cloudy

65°F

18°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint 46°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 Sep 11:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

13 Miles SW Monte Vista CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 60 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 45 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light west wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West southwest wind around 10 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 64 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 43 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light west wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West southwest wind around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Labor Day
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph.
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Point Forecast:
13 Miles SW Monte Vista CO
 37.47°N 106.33°W (Elev. 9846 ft)
11:50 am MDT Sep 4, 2015
12pm MDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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