Saturday July 31, 2021 Forecast First

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The Western Slope is gearing up for more robust showers and thunderstorms into the beginning of next week.

As has been the case for past two weeks, storm will have a genesis site in the High Country (mountains, mesa and plateaus) during the noon hour. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop late Saturday afternoon and drift during the evening and early nigthtime hours. This “drift” will carry storms over the more densely populated lower elevations and as such, brief heavy downpours that will lead to flooding issues, small hail for areas greater than 6500 feet, strong wind gusts, cloud to ground lightning and lowered visibity under slow moving storm cells are to be expected. This storm activity is expected to push beyond sunset and a few isolated storms could linger toward sunrise.

Rainfall records for Grand Junction range from .32″ up to 1.21″ from Saturday to Monday. “Flashy” storms are anticipated throughout the course of this weekend. Please pay attention to the forecast and all subsequent warnings.

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