The Western Slope is in exit mode with this latest storm system. The region will still be dealing with lingering rain showers in the lower elevations through sunset, but a clearing pattern should commence soon after.
This clearing pattern will also be accompanied by warming and drying conditions that will carry the region through this weekend with temperatures pushing toward the 70 degree mark for a few isolated lower elevations. There will be a front that passes through the northern portion of the state late Saturday. The sensible forecast will bring added cloud coverage and breezy conditions, but temperatures will hold steady in the 60s (above the typical afternoon highs) thanks to the ridge of high pressure. That ridge will continue to influence our area through Tuesday with warmer than average temperatures. A series of quick low pressure systems are expected for the middle of next week and that should bring unsettled conditions back to the forecast.