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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rifle, Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL)

Lat: 39.525°NLon: 107.72722°WElev: 5545ft.

Lt Rain

76°F

24°C

Humidity 48%
Wind Speed SSE 6 MPH
Barometer 30.08 in (1012.7 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 02 Sep 4:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles ESE Battlement Mesa CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 50 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 60 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 60 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 47 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 61 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 46 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 10 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles ESE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.42°N 107.94°W (Elev. 9196 ft)
3:18 pm MDT Sep 2, 2015
5pm MDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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