Wednesday will finish nicely and the added cloud coverage later tonight will guarantee a warmer start on Thursday.
Thursday will be warm, dry and breezy, a typical spring day on the Western Slope. An approaching front (expected to pass through the region after sunset Thursday) will kick the wind speeds into a higher gear along the order of 20-35 mph during the late afternoon hours. The added warmth and the continued dry conditions will merit a burn advisory for Mesa County and a Red Flag Warning for the entire region. This will be a dry passage, no precipitation is anticipated, but slightly cooled air will be the result Friday afternoon. Temperatures are still expected to remain decent in the 60s. High pressure and an upper level ridge will follow and a warmer, sunnier weekend is on tap.