High Pressure Helps Boost Temperatures on Sunday
A ridge of high pressure is clearing out skies for most of the southwestern U.S., including the Western Slope. High temperatures were seasonable Saturday afternoon, but southwest winds aloft will help boost temperatures on Sunday and Monday. Lower valley highs on Sunday should reach the upper 50s to low 60s. Monday will almost certainly be the warmest day of the week with temperatures reaching the mid 60s in Grand Junction. Despite partly cloudy skies, temperatures should climb well into the 50s for the higher valleys.
Winter weather is expected to return late Monday night through Tuesday night. The heaviest snowfall will likely develop over the northern and central mountains, but some light snow is possible for the San Juans. A cold front is forecast to move through the Western Slope Tuesday afternoon, keeping valley highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Rain showers will be possible for the Grand Valley and Uncompahgre River Basin, but showers likely won’t be as widespread as this past storm.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 4 PM Saturday is listed as good with a score of 33/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Sunday.
Blue Air Quality has been issued by the Mesa Co. Health Dept. No burn restrictions are in place this time. This is the final update for winter 2013-2014. Advisories will resume November 1st, 2014.
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