Today is the coldest morning of the week on the Western Slope. Morning lows are in the lower 40s for the Grand Valley, and Aspen and Gunnison are in the upper 20s. The clear skies are the main reason we are so cold this morning. High pressure will keep skies clear all day today and tomorrow. An upper level ridge will move in later today. This ridge will force in warmer temperatures this afternoon. Highs will climb up to the upper 70s for the lower valleys. Winds will stay on the mild side for most of the Western Slope, but we will see some breezier conditions in the San Juan Mountains. Winds will shift to warmer westerlies tomorrow causing highs to warm up to the upper 80s for the lower valleys. Highs will break into the 90s on Friday. Overall dry conditions will last into Saturday.

On Sunday we will see the next system from the Pacific Northwest move in. There is some uncertainty in how much moisture it will bring, but rain chances for Sunday and Memorial Day are higher than yesterday. As of now we will see a 30% chance to rain on your Memorial Day barbecue in the lower valleys. Regardless of rain or shine winds will be gusty for the end of the weekend in the Western Slope. High temperatures will also cool back down into the lower 80s by the end of the weekend.