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Hot weather continues for the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin; monsoonal moisture establishing over the Southwest

Across the western U.S., excessive heat will continue with widespread 100-plus degree temperatures for the lower elevations of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and California through midweek. Across the Desert Southwest, normal hot temperatures will be present through the week. Increasing moisture from the monsoon will make it feel more humid as well as aid in thunderstorm development.
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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

58°F

14°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed ESE 5 MPH
Barometer 30.21 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 44°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Jun 5:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rifle CO

  • Today

    Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Isolated
    Thunderstorms

    High: 99 °F

  • Tonight

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 96 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 10%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Friday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Independence
    Day

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 96 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming east in the evening.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Independence Day
Sunny, with a high near 96.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
Rifle CO
 39.52°N 107.78°W (Elev. 5338 ft)
3:48 am MDT Jun 30, 2015
7am MDT Jun 30, 2015-6pm MDT Jul 6, 2015
 
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