GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) —

Another warm and gusty day on the Western Slope. Winds during the afternoon hours should be sustained around 40 mph in the Grand Valley. Wind gusts will even have the potential to break into the 60 mph category as well. Flow will continue to be southwesterly causing highs to be even warmer than yesterday. We look to climb up to the mid 80s in the Grand Valley, and only 5 degrees shy of our records. With the warm temperatures, high winds, and dry conditions we are seeing red flag warning covering most of the state. Despite a cold front moving through tonight into tomorrow morning rain chances will continue to stay out of the picture. Winds will shift to be a little more northerly for Thursday causing highs to drop to slightly below average levels. We will not stay cool for long as highs will return to the 80s for Friday and the weekend, and we will potentially high the 90s for the first time this year early next week. Stronger winds will continue to stick around on the Western Slope, but they will be weaker than today’s.