Severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain possible for portions of the plains

A stationary front will keep scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today and Thursday for much of the plains. Some thunderstorms may be severe today across portions of the central/northern High Plains. Atrong storms are also possible in northern New England today. Hot temperatures will continue across portions of the Desert Southwest and Inter-mountain West.
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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

84°F

29°C

Humidity 22%
Wind Speed N 10 MPH
Barometer 30.15 in
Dewpoint 41°F (5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 29 Jun 5:20 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles N Rifle CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles N Rifle CO
 39.61°N 107.77°W (Elev. 5797 ft)
5:18 pm MDT Jun 29, 2016
5pm MDT Jun 29, 2016-6pm MDT Jul 6, 2016
 
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