Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

La Veta Mountain, La Veta Pass (KVTP)

Lat: 37.5°NLon: 105.17°WElev: 10217ft.

Fair

18°C

64°F

Humidity 24%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.60 in
Dewpoint -3°C (27°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 14 Aug 10:35 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

7 Miles SSW Cuchara CO

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 16 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunny then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 18 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.  New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 7 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 17 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. East wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.  New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 7 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West southwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 17 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind around 15 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 17 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. East wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West southwest wind around 10 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind around 15 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. East wind around 10 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West wind around 15 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. East northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming north northeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
7 Miles SSW Cuchara CO
 37.29°N 105.16°W (Elev. 3618 m)
6:39 am MDT Aug 14, 2020
11am MDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm MDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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