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Severe Storms & Heavy Rainfall Possible in the Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Plains through Monday. Meanwhile, dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical fire weather conditions across the Great Basin and northern Rockies. Elsewhere, tropical storm Dorian in the Atlantic is expected to slowly strengthen and will likely approach the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday. Read More >

On Monday July 15 NWS offices in Colorado will begin officially issuing Air Quality Alerts in partnership with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).  CDPHE's Air Pollution Control Division, in tandem with Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC), are responsible for the protection of public health and the improvement of air quality in the state.  When CDPHE issues an Ozone Action Day or other alert, the NWS will relay that information to the public via our Air Quality Alert. Check our website at and look on the map for the affected regions.
Image of NWS website depicting Air Quality Alert areas in gray.
Example of Air Quality Alert (in gray)