Expect a clear, calm night Thursday with mild low temperatures Friday morning near the 50 degree mark.
A partly cloudy forecast is expected Friday afternoon (and throughout the weekend) along with dry conditions, breezy and warmer temperatures into the 80s for many locations. Saturday is still a push toward the 90 degree mark for Grand Junction with breezy and dry conditions remaining in place. The clouds and the wind will be courtesy of another system passing by to our north. This system will get east of the Divide by Saturday night and should put down some stormy weather for the Front Range, but the Western Slope remains dry.
By Sunday this system will have already split and formed a cutoff low to our west/southwest. This will need to be watched as it tracks toward the Western Slope late Sunday. This should get rain chances on the increase late Sunday and through Monday. Lowered temperatures will be the main impact. Rain totals seem scant, but increasing moisture along with the mountains and heat for lift should pop a few storms locally on Monday. This will be our next best chance for rain. Drought conditions remain extreme for the majority of locations and by the middle of next week, clearer, drier and warm temperatures will return.