We are seeing mostly clear skies to start off the day on the Western Slope. Skies will be shifting between mostly sunny, and partly cloudy throughout the day. High temperatures look to climb to 10 degrees above normal with most of the Western Slope seeing highs in the 70s. Winds will also start to pick up as we move into the weekend. Peak sustained winds will climb up to the lower 20s for this afternoon, and even stronger winds will move into the Western Slope tomorrow. With the warmer temperatures, dry conditions, and stronger winds Red Flag Warnings have returned for the Western Slope. For today we are just seeing them being issued for Delta, and Montrose counties, and parts of the San Juans. As we look to tomorrow don’t be surprised if these warning expand. We will see a weak cold front move into the Western Slope for Sunday which will knock highs back down to about 5 degrees above normal for the start of next week. We won’t see very many showers with this cold front, especially in the lower valleys. Mostly dry conditions will persist into next week on the Western Slope with another weak chance for rain moving in for Thursday of next week.