AUGUST 21 MIDDAY FORECAST

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 the morning hours.  Chances for afternoon thunderstorms are very low but are still possible at higher elevations.  An Air Quality Advisory for wildfire smoke has been issued for Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Eagle, Montezuma, San Miguel, Ouray, La Plata, San Juan, and eastern and central Garfield Counties.  In addition the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning.  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 -2.60 inches for Grand Junction and -4.15 inches for Montrose.

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