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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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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

63°F

17°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed NE 5 MPH
Barometer 30.18 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 07 Jul 10:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles N Rifle CO

    • Today

      Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

      T-storms
      Likely

      High: 79 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 53 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 74 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

      Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 51 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 78 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 53 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms

      High: 79 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 52 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

      Sunny

      High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles N Rifle CO
 39.61°N 107.77°W (Elev. 5797 ft)
8:33 am MDT Jul 7, 2015
11am MDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm MDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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