Rain Showers Begin Overnight
After warm conditions for our Friday, look for some showers to move across the Western Slope overnight tonight and throughout the day on Saturday. A low pressure system approaches our area from the Southwest United States, providing plenty of moisture across the region for scattered rain showers. Temperatures tonight will stay mild because of additional cloud cover and the next weather system, only dropping to the upper 40s to low 50s. Clouds will continue to build across most areas with winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 mph and some higher gusts. Saturday, expect on and off rain showers in the valleys and some rain/snow showers in the highest elevations. Most of the activity should taper off by Saturday night, but there will be a chance for some added precipitation on Easter Sunday.
Look for conditions to improve throughout the day on Easter Sunday and into the beginning of our work week. Temperatures will rebound into the mid to upper 70s by Monday and Tuesday before the next system approaches the Western Slope Tuesday night.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 6 PM Friday is listed as good with a score of 41/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Saturday.
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