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First day of meteorological fall marked by above-normal temps. across much of U.S.

Above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the contiguous U.S. on Tuesday and in some cases will be as much as 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Afternoon highs could reach 90 or higher from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard. One exception will be across parts of the Pacific Northwest. Remember to practice heat safety if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Dowd Junction (10) (CO092)

Lat: 39.60794°NLon: 106.44911°WElev: 7747ft.

NA

74°F

23°C

Humidity 25%
Wind Speed SW 4 G 7 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 1.00 mi
Last update 01 Sep 3:34 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles N Vail CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 69 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 46 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 44 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 45 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles N Vail CO
 39.69°N 106.39°W (Elev. 9554 ft)
3:48 pm MDT Sep 1, 2015
4pm MDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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