Increased Clouds and Showers
Who wants some rain?! Most of the southern regions saw scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, but some of the moisture made its way up into the central and northern areas. The upper level ridge of high pressure will be situated perfectly as the next work week begins. Plenty of monsoonal moisture will begin pumping up from the south starting on Monday.
Showers will begin to taper off overnight Sunday and into Monday, but the cloud cover will persist. Lows in the Grand Valley will fall to the mid to upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be out of the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. On Monday, look for an increase chance of showers and thunderstorms in the valleys, and highs to only reach the upper 80s to lower 90s. Winds will be out of the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday will be the best opportunity to receive rainfall, as a large amount of moisture and clouds enter the Western Slope. Look for highs to drop out of the 90s Tuesday and into Wednesday. Rain chances will last throughout the rest of the week, with temperatures staying a bit below average.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 5 PM Sunday is listed as good with a score of 18/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Monday.
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