GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Cooler temperatures Saturday along with breezy conditions and late day storms that could kick off a round of gusty wind.

Cooler afternoon temperatures will remain in the forecast through this weekend. Sunday and Monday morning will be the coldest lows achieved for the short term forecast period. Afternoon temperatures this weekend will be close to slightly/below the seasonal averages in the middle and upper 60s. Some locations will be stuck ten degrees colder, but still in the mid 50s. Rain showers will also return to the lower valleys Saturday afternoon and evening. Breezy conditions will prevail Saturday with the stronger wind gusts occurring with the development of these late day storms. Expect an evening interruption from this activity and plan accordingly. It should be noted that the mountain zones will be getting more snow through Sunday morning while under a Winter Weather Advisory. Please travel safely.

Another slug of energy will slide through from the northwest on Sunday. This will serve to keep light snow showers going through the late weekend and potentially kick a storm or two off for the lower elevations before the weekend closes. All in all, the lower elevations/valleys should remain dry for Sunday, but there’s a chance!

Dry conditions look to reign, no pun intended, throughout next week. Temperatures will also be climbing to near record numbers for the middle of next week. Mostly clear and dry for next week is the going forecast, but breezy conditions will remain.