Slow recovery for the temperatures, but we will get warmer soon.
Wednesday morning will be the coldest morning of the week on the Western Slope. Many locations will be checking in with more than a ten degree drop from the average lows (GJ 34F/MT 31F) this time of the year. Gunnison County will be experiencing lows in the single digits! The clear sky and the light wind speeds along with the northerly influence on the backside of the frontal passage is the reason. Wednesday afternoon will still be a temperature recovery day with a few locations barely making it to the average afternoon high (GJ 60F/MT 58F) and many more falling short. A ridge of high pressure will continue building across the region and by Thursday all areas will achieve/exceed the average warmth for late March/Early April. That ridge will keep the sky clear, conditions dry and temperatures will continue to warm past the norm. The weekend is already looking at least 15 or more degrees warmer than the average. Record high temperatures this weekend for Grand Junction is 81 degrees for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Keep the sunblock handy because the sun angle is getting higher.