We are seeing a cloudy, dry start to the day on the Western Slope. Thanks to the cloudier skies morning lows are much warmer than our averages with Grand Junction waking up to temperatures in the 70s this morning. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will start to form over the higher elevations for the end of the morning hours today. The bulk of the forcing will be slightly further south causing rain chances near Grand Junction to be a bit lower than initially anticipated. We will still see a 20-30% chance for a stray thunderstorm around 2-3pm, but the rest of the Western Slope will see much higher chances especially near the Divide and in the San Juans. In Montrose chances for afternoon storms will be around 40% chance, and with the higher rain chances afternoon highs will drop into the 80s for the high country. We will still see chances for afternoon showers over the weekend, but they will be steadily decreasing. Higher rain chances could move in for the end of next week.