August 20th Early Morning Lows

Weather

Today was another dry, hot and smoky day.  These smoky and hazy conditions are expected to persist for most of the area through the over night hours into tomorrow.  The only chances for some relief from this smoke will be from pop up afternoon thunderstorms at the higher elevations by the San Juans and the Divide.  These thunderstorms sadly will have a higher rain chance than yesterday but it is still rather low for the valley.  The wind gusts generated by them maybe enough to start moving some of the smoke out of the valley.  An Air Quality Advisory for wildfire smoke has been issued for Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and eastern and central Garfield Counties.  In addition the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for areas east and south of Glenwood Spring and an Extreme Heat Advisory for areas along I 70 from the Utah Colorado Boarder until Grand Junction.  High temperatures will be very hot with high temperatures running 10 degrees or more above average, and our lows are not lagging to far behind at 7 degrees above average.  Record breaking heat is likely throughout the week.  Current rainfall deficit is -2.54 inches for Grand Junction and -4.08 inches for Montrose.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss