Warmer, drier and hardly a cloud in the sky.
Ridge of high pressure will be the responsible weather maker this week. The end game will be the hottest temperatures for the late week period. Slowly increasing afternoon temperatures, if you noticed, since last Friday and that trend will continue through this next Friday. The average high for Grand Junction is 86F this time of the year. Middle 90s should be the top temperatures later this week. No chance of rain showers under this regime and the sky will remain cloud free for this period. Smoke will be ushered in from the California wildfires, but it appears just a light haze remains across the Western Slope. Breezy conditions will also stick around, but we are talking 10-25 maximum wind speeds this week.
We are just 15 days from the Autumnal Equinox! The average high temperature for Grand Junction at that time is 79F.