AUGUST 22 EARLY MORNING FORECAST

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Today was another dry, hot and smoky day.  These smoky and hazy conditions are expected to persist for most of the area through the over night hours into tomorrow.  An Air Quality Advisory for wildfire smoke has been issued for Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Eagle, Montezuma, San Miguel, Ouray, La Plata, San Juan, and eastern and central Garfield Counties.  A subtropical high will limit our chances for afternoon thunderstorms over the weekend, but mid next week remnants from tropical storm Genevieve will move into the area increasing our rain chances to the highest they’ve been in weeks.  High temperatures will be very hot with high temperatures running 10 degrees or more above average, and our lows are not lagging to far behind at 7 degrees above average.  Record breaking heat is likely throughout the week.  Current rainfall deficit is -2.60 inches for Grand Junction and -4.15 inches for Montrose.

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