Wind Advisory is in effect until 9 pm for the Grand Valley. Strong wind speeds/gusts have been blasting the Western Slope all Thursday and wind speeds will continue to impact the region through Friday. Lighter wind speeds are expected Friday night and throughout the upcoming weekend.
Cloud cover will increase during the overnight hours and mild low temperatures are anticipated Friday morning. Storms should begin developing overnight near the Four Corners region and by early Friday morning they could be impacting the Colorado Plateau to our immediate west. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the higher elevations all day Friday (mountains, mesas and plateaus). The lower elevations/valleys are just looking at brief opportunities as these storm cells cross over the valleys late Friday. Wind speeds will still be breezy to gusty and temperatures will lower to the averages in the middle 70s and near 80 degree readings for the day. Many areas could remain dry under this pattern.
The unsettled weather should begin clearing up Saturday afternoon as drier conditions move into the region. Mountain zones will continue to storm each afternoon and all locations will remain breezy. By Sunday the responsible weather maker will finally move east of the region and as a result the temperatures Sunday will cool a bit. Expect a sunny end to the weekend with this clearing pattern lasting through the start of next week. Temperatures will start to warm up on Monday and we will be back in the mid 80s by Wednesday.