Clear conditions will carry over to the nighttime hours for the Western Slope. Our morning lows will cooler than the last few days, but they will still be warmer than average. Expect to be waking up to temperatures in the 50s and 40s for the valley. Gunnison’s low will be close to freezing, but will remain just above. Tomorrow the warming trend will continue as high temperatures will continue to climb to 10 degrees above average, and will be just shy of record breaking. We will have sunny skies across the Western Slope as clear conditions will persist for the foreseeable future. Tightening of the Pressure gradient will cause us to have gustier winds tomorrow which will cause there to be localized fire weather concerns for Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah. Friday the polar jet will dip southward and the areas of our fire weather warnings will expand.
Calmer weather is expected for this weekend. Dry conditions and high pressure will continue to dominate the skies, but a dry cold front will move through and knock our temperatures back to around 5 degrees warmer than average.