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Showers and thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Midwest and central Plains on Thursday. As much as three inches of rain could fall in some areas, which could lead to flash flooding. Showers and thunderstorms are also possible across parts of the Southeast.
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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

69°F

21°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.28 in (1019.6 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 27 Aug 12:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles N Rifle CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the evening.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles N Rifle CO
 39.61°N 107.77°W (Elev. 5797 ft)
12:49 pm MDT Aug 27, 2015
1pm MDT Aug 27, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 2, 2015
 
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