Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be returning again this afternoon.  They are favoring the higher elevations by the divide, but are still possible throughout the region.  The strongest of these storms can possibly produce wind gusts up to 40 mph and small hail.  Storm potential will start to die off as we reach the evening hours and things are expected to clear up in the overnight hours.  Temperature wise expect another hot day in the 90s today and for the rest of the week.  Friday the upper level ridge above us will shift eastward tomorrow which will reunite us with the monsoon moisture to our south.  Saturday an upper level trough and a cold front will be moving into the area which will add to our rain chances and drop our high temperatures down to slightly below average for the start of next week.  Current rainfall deficit is -2.79 inches for Grand Junction and -4.37 inches for Montrose.

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