Calm & Sunny Labor Day!
The trough of low pressure that caused a few thunderstorms and some gusty afternoon winds this weekend continues to push eastward today. This will lead to very calm conditions for our side of the state today. Dry air will keep both the mountains and the valleys dry and sunny today. After a cool start this morning, temperatures should climb to the 80s in the valleys. The warm and quiet trend will continue through the middle of this week with highs potentially reaching the low 90s in the lower valleys.
On Thursday, upper-level winds will become southwesterly which is one of the key ingredients to the monsoon returning to western Colorado. There will likely be scattered showers and thunderstorms around the region starting Thursday and continuing through the upcoming weekend, but the details on which areas will receive the most rain still needs to be determined. For now, prepare for a chance of rain and a bit of a cool down.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 6 AM Monday is listed as moderate with a score of 66/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Monday.
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