Warm & Dry Mid Week
Despite the hazy atmosphere in the valley today, it was sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 80s. If anyone is wondering why the haze was around today, our upper level winds are ushering in some thin smoke from wildfires located in the Pacific Northwest. However, this northwesterly flow aloft will shift to a more westerly flow Tuesday, so tomorrow is looking a whole lot ‘cleaner’ than today’s atmosphere!
Overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 50s and low 60s under clear skies and calm winds. Highs on Tuesday will be slightly warmer than today, with readings in the upper 80s and lower 90s for most valley locations. We will remain dry and warm through Thursday until our next wave of energy pushes into the state.
This will allow a chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop starting late Thursday night through Sunday of next weekend.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 6 PM Monday is listed as good with a score of 42/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Tuesday.
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