A quick round of showers and thunderstorms will advance through the Western Slope Tuesday evening/night.
The region will be experiencing scattered showers moving from southwest to northeast until midnight Wednesday. There is a very dry layer at the surface to overcome, but measurable rain showers nearing a tenth/fifteenth of an inch are possible Tuesday night. This is just the first wave of unsettled weather courtesy of a low pressure system that will anchor itself in Northern Utah for the next couple of days. This stalled position in Utah will cradle the system and rounding it’s southern base will be a strong Jetstream that will increase our wind speeds Wednesday. Dry, windy and warmer conditions are the direct impacts and as a result, Red Flag Warnings are in place for the day. By Thursday, things could get moving again with the low tracking eastbound. This late week movement will initiate the second round of showers and thunderstorms and will also push in cooler temperatures to finish the work week. Montrose could be experiencing a third round of showers for Saturday. Through Sunday, the High Country/Divide will have more snow showers.