The smoke has returned to the Western Slope, but so will the rain showers!
Expect another 24-36 hours of smoke because by Wednesday the area will have an all new weather pattern. Our next weather maker is an area of low pressure that has developed over the PACNW and is currently moving eastbound. This advancing low pressure system and our exiting high pressure system will work together to pull up subtropical moisture. This is all expected to occupy the midweek and linger into the Friday. The weekend will have another weak system swinging through that could initiate storms with the leftover moisture. First up, will be the added cloud coverage ahead of our low. Next on tap, increasing wind speeds on Wednesday, followed lowered temperatures and widespread showers and thunderstorms that could last into Friday morning. Both Wednesday and Thursday look to be active storm days and with rainfall deficits across the board, this should be beneficial/welcome rain. There will be flooding concerns with these storms and that will be especially tricky with any burn scars. Please monitor our website or our social media channels for the latest on I-70 impacts.