Gusty winds will make an appearance this afternoon across the Western Slope. Strong southerly flow ahead of the front will start to clear the smoke and haze out of the area during the late morning hours. We will see wind gust today up to 30 mph in some locations. Moisture behind the front will raise our humidity enough to not warrant a Red Flag Warning. This incoming front will bring some slight rain chances with the peak being at around a 20% chance at the higher elevations. Increased humidity will lead to some warmer morning lows for the next few days.
This weekend’s front will not be the only chance for some rain. Due to the increased moisture in the air after the front pushes through we will have some chances for some pop up thunderstorms for Monday through Wednesday. These storms will favor the higher elevations and a major precipitation event is unlikely. By Thursday another ridge will develop and sunny skies will follow.