Western Slope lows into Monday morning will be slightly warmer than typical for this time of the year. Grand Junction tonight will be clear and quiet with a low near the middle 60s. Monday is going mostly clear, but hotter! An afternoon high temperature for GJ near 100°, local records exist at 104°. A dry and light wind forecast is also expected. The wind out of the southeast could gust up to 20 mph. Hazardous weather this upcoming week will be the heat and the very dry conditions. Add the wind on Tuesday and Wednesday and Red Flag Warnings are posted to make the situation a little less desirable. Blast furnace weather into the midweek.
Hotter temperatures will return for the end of this week and through next weekend. Records for Grand Junction sit around 105° next weekend and the forecast, under a strong ridge of high pressure. Afternoon temperatures in the low 100s and upper 90s for every location. Near record heat will merit a reminder to avoid the heat of the day, hydrate, wear light colored clothing, big sun hats and avoid leaving pets or children unattended in a car.