Hotter temperatures will continue in this forecast through the middle of this upcoming week.
An area of high pressure will remain over the Four Corners region for a few days and each subsequent day should have lowering storm chances, but not entirely eliminated. Mountain storms with valley drift remain for the next two days and the biggest hazards will be lightning and gusty wind speeds. Hot temperatures remain as well. Grand Junction has a couple shots (Monday & Tuesday) at hitting 100° during the short term forecast.
The weather pattern is expected to change for the middle of this week. A decent tropical rain set up known as the N.A.M. or North American Monsoon should provide good to very good chance of showers and thunderstorms capable of producing a couple of flash flood forecasts. We will be watching this as the heavy downpours could produce debris flows over roads. Less hot temperatures are also in the late week forecast! High pressure to our east and low pressure to our west, we’ve seen it once before this summer and it’s a decent channel of rain potential. We are due for some measurable rain! Grand Junction has only seen 2.85″ for the year (supposed to be at 4.62″ for the year) and Montrose has only recorded 2.18″ (supposed to be at 5.55″ f.t.y). That puts rain deficits between -1.77″ and -3.37″ for the two cities respectively.