Tracking the next system to move into the western slope
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Last night a system changed its main northwest track to an easterly track, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms to Grand Junction. We received 0.12 inches of rain from the meteor who moved the area last night. For today, conditions remained dry all day. We started this morning with perfect temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s and partly sunny skies. As the day progressed, the skies began to open up, mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid-70s at Grand Junction.
Dry conditions will continue as temperatures drop to the mid to high 50s for Grand Junction and Montrose, remaining under partly cloudy skies this evening. Cloud cover will begin to dissipate around midnight and tomorrow morning.
By tomorrow, there will not be too much change for most of the western slopes. It will be about the same as today, the only difference being the temperature department for some locations. Next week Grand Junction and Montrose will remain around the lower 80s and rise to the mid 80s.
When Tuesday rolls around, that’s when changes will occur on the West Rim. Our next system, pushing from the east, will bring scattered showers to the valleys and heavier precipitation to our mountains. As a result, temperatures on Tuesday will drop back into the lower 80s for Grand Junction and Montrose.
By Wednesday, the heaviest rains will occur on the western slope. For the valleys, we may receive heavy rainfall around the evening hours, and this will continue intermittently for our higher elevations. Like last week, Wednesday will be the first day to receive the most precipitation from this system. Temperatures will begin to drop back into the upper mid-70s for Grand Junction and Montrose.
The system will continue to impact the western slope through Thursday for the morning and afternoon hours. In the evening, the valleys will begin to stay dry, but the higher elevations will continue to receive the bulk of this system. Thursday’s temperatures will balance out for the remainder of the work week and into the weekend. In Grand Junction, temperatures will hover in the mid 70s and in Montrose in the lower 70s. Dry conditions will return by Friday and Saturday.
Meteorologist Chris Guevara
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