The Western Slope is gearing up for more showers and thunderstorms Monday night and again Tuesday afternoon.
As has been the case for past two weeks, storm will have a genesis site in the High Country (mountains, mesa and plateaus) during the noon hour. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop late Monday afternoon and drift during the evening and early nighttime hours. This “drift” will carry storms over the more densely populated lower elevations and as such, brief heavy downpours that will lead to flooding issues, small hail for areas greater than 6500 feet, strong wind gusts, cloud to ground lightning and lowered visibility under slow moving storm cells are to be expected. This storm activity is expected to push beyond sunset and a few isolated storms could linger toward sunrise. The alternate route for I-70 will be active with showers and thunderstorms through the early morning hours.