Western Slope temperatures are expected near the norm for this time of the year, increasing through the weekend. Hotter temperatures are expected next week.
On Friday The Grand Valley will be watching the higher elevations for a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1 P.M. and 5 P.M. These orographic/mountain storms will have lightning strikes and gusty winds. Be careful if you are hiking in the central and northern mountain zones today. Lower and western locations will get some clearing from overnight cloud coverage, maintain breezy 15-25 mph wind speeds, remain very dry and warm to near 80 degree readings. The Four Corners region on Friday will be under a Red Flag Warning and an Air Quality Alert.
Saturday morning lows will still be mild/slightly below the mid June average. We say goodbye to spring and hello to summer officially Saturday afternoon at 3:43 MST Saturday. Temperatures will be warming up for the first week of summer. Middle 90 degree readings are in the forecast next week. Grand Junction records are in the low 100s.
RAW invites the community to learn about Black history, from Africa to Grand Junction. The group ask that guest bring a picnic meal for their families, and they’ll also have some food and BBQ grills available.
The community will have the opportunity to visit educational stations to learn about the hidden history of Blacks.
RAW does ask that everyone wear masks and practice social distancing.