Incoming clouds and increasing wind speeds will be the most impactful elements of the next weather maker on Wednesday. Unfortunately this is also a continuation of our persistent dry pattern along with increasing temperatures. A Red Flag Warning is also in effect through Wednesday night for the entire Western Slope.
Wednesday morning low temperatures will be mild and there is still the possibility that the Super-Flower-Full-Blood-Moon-Lunar Eclipse could still be visible through breaks in the clouds. The partial/umbral eclipse begins at 3:45 Wednesday May 26 and ends at 6:52 am. The greatest totality of this eclipse occurs at 5:19. It’s a supermoon because the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. It’s a Flower full moon because of the blossoming flowers during the month of May. It’s a blood red moon because the sunlight filtering through the Earth’s atmosphere will impart a red hue on the moon, in the Earth’s shadow.
High temperatures will continue to increase each afternoon and 90 degrees is expected in the lower valleys this weekend! Should be the first time this season for Grand Junction. The second weather maker arrives this weekend and as such, clouds and wind speeds will be on the increase again. Red Flag Warnings are possible Friday and Saturday. Widespread rain showers will stay out of the picture for the immediate forecast. The exception to this will be daily mountain storms during the late day hours.