Chances for Rain, Storms Continue into the Weekend


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Following a day that saw widespread rain across eastern Colorado, and a few stronger storms that prompted a tornado warning across much of western Kiowa County, Friday marks the start of a calmer period. Main threats will be damaging winds (60+ mph) and hail (quarter size or larger). Temperatures will remain slightly cooler in the upper 8-s as well. The best chances for rain will begin in the Northwest before expanding south and east throughout the day. Rain will continue into the evening and overnight hours but showers will struggle to make it to the I-20 corridor. Gusty winds and some hail are possible. Expect temperatures to drop to the 50s, 60s and 70s overnight into Sunday morning.

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We will have a break until another round of storms and heavy rain moves in from the northwest in the late afternoon. Most of next week looks hot, dry and summer-like. Some moisture will remain south of the area which could lead to some rain for the southwest part of the state.

Taking a look in the tropics the National Hurricane Center is watching an area of thunderstorms developing near a board area of low pressure several hundred miles north of the Dominican Republic that is starting to get a little more organized.