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Heavy rain possible for the northern Rockies & Plains; severe storms for the Northern Plains

An unseasonably strong storm system in the northwest U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms, with locally heavy rainfall, to the northern Rockies and northern Plains. Isolated flash floods will be possible in these areas. Some storms could become severe in parts of the Dakotas into Minnesota, with large hail and damaging winds. In addition, temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average.
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8 Miles SSW Rifle CO

7 Day Forecast

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Grand Junction, CO Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Heavy
Rain

High: 61 °F

Tonight

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 45 °F

Sunday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 69 °F

Sunday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

Low: 49 °F

Monday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 69 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 49 °F

Tuesday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 66 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

Low: 48 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 5pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 61. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Tonight A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west after midnight.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
  • Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
  • Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
  • Tuesday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
  • Wednesday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 68.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.