Warm & Windy Tomorrow & A Wet Looking Wknd
After record cold this morning in GJ of 28 degrees, we warmed pleasantly into the mid 60s, near seasonal for this time of year. Expect overnight lows tonight to remain in the lower 40s as increasing cloud cover will keep us insulated. Highs will rebound on Friday with temps reaching the mid 70s in the lower valleys. However, big changes are on the way for the Western Slope for Friday afternoon and into our weekend.
Winds will be strong Friday in advance of our next approaching cold front. Sustained winds will range from 15-25 mph, with gusts near 35. A RED FLAG WARNING will go into effect for Delta and Montrose Counties starting Friday morning at 11 AM through 7 PM.
Things get wet over the weekend as rain and wind will be in the forecast in the valleys with accumulating snow for the mountains. A WINTER STORM WATCH will go into effect for the mountains starting Saturday morning through Sunday evening, with snow totals ranging from 6-12”.
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 7 PM Thursday is listed as good with a score of 30/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to become moderate on Friday.
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