Thursday evening rain showers will continue along the Western Slope.
Montrose should finally start recording rainfall during the evening hours and this could linger into early Friday as a rain/snow mix. Grand Junction has already seen a good 1/4 inch of rain (as of 4 pm Thursday) and is expected to finish recording rain after midnight. Friday will start partly cloudy and cool with Montrose holding an early morning chance of rain/snow (no accumulations). Friday afternoon is looking cool and dry for many locations. The system responsible for the cooler temperatures and the rain is exiting toward the southeast late Thursday. Simultaneous to this movement, another area of low pressure is developing off of our “parent” feature. This new area is in the desert southwest and will push in more rain chances for Saturday afternoon, primarily for Montrose, but Grand Junction could benefit from this southern influence. Otherwise, the rest of the weekend holds more sunshine and warmer temperatures, but mind those gardens because early morning lows are cold and could damage sensitive vegetation through Monday.