August 17 Early Morning Forecast

Weather

Smoke is expected to be sticking around in the valley throughout the overnight hours and persist for the next few days.  It is recommended to stay indoors and shut your windows to avoid breathing in the smoke and ash.  Our low temperatures are expected to be around average for this time of year due to the dry atmosphere, but our high temperatures will be push to reach records throughout the week.  Starting on Monday more moisture will be pushed into the region which will lead to an increase our cloud cover later in the week.  The best storm chances will still be in the San Juans and at the higher elevations by the divide with chances of meaningful rainfall increasing as the week goes on.  The drought conditions are still persisting with our rainfall deficit at 2.45 inches in Grand Junction and 3.96 inches in Montrose.  Our yearly totals for this time of year  should be around 5/6 inches.  

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