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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains, mid-Atlantic to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains, from northwestern Kansas to southwestern Nebraska and extreme northeastern Colorado, as well across parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible in areas surrounding the Slight Risk areas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rifle, Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL)

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

Partly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 25%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.16 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 04 Aug 1:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles ESE Battlement Mesa CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 54 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 53 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles ESE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.42°N 107.94°W (Elev. 9196 ft)
11:03 am MDT Aug 4, 2015
2pm MDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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