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Marginal Risk of Severe Storms Northern Plains to Northern Great Lake States

Strong thunderstorms are also possible across the Ohio Valley and the Carolinas. Storms may contain damaging winds and heavy rain. Critical fire weather conditions persist ahead of a cold front moving into the Pacific Northwest. Behind the front, much colder air with high elevation snow will occur.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rifle, Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL)

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

Fair

60°F

16°C

Humidity 83%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.06 in (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 04 Sep 8:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles ENE Battlement Mesa CO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 54 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 47 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 47. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles ENE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.49°N 107.92°W (Elev. 5197 ft)
6:48 pm MDT Sep 4, 2015
9pm MDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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