Full Moon Tonight, the Thunder Moon for some.


Tonight the region can expect a mostly clear with quiet conditions. Low temperatures should be near the 60° mark for many of the lower valleys/western locations. Typical lows for Grand Junction is 62° and Montrose 56°. A calm wind is anticipated.

During Saturday afternoon there were fairly widespread showers and thunderstorms moving of the higher elevations and drifting northeast/easterly. Most of these storms faded out before any measuarable rain could fall, but Montrsoe did get some late afternooin rain showers. Same pattern will exist Sunday, but with fewer valley storms and a more mountain focused outcome. That is more storms along the Divide and with brief heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.

Temperatures are expected to jump to the hot category for the start of next week and a few populated spots will reach 100°. Record high temperature in Grand Junction on Monday is 104°. Stronger wind speeds are to be expected Tuesday and Wednesday of next week Red Flag Warnings could be achieved. Next storm chance could exist late next week into next weekend.

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