Hotter temperatures return to the Western Slope today.
Today is the first day of summer 2021! More sunshine and the continuation of the very dry conditions. Storm coverage drops off considerably today, but it will still be breezy this afternoon for Montrose. Red Flag conditions could be met today across Montrose county. Red Flag Warnings could also return before the midweek as a ridge of high pressure builds across the region. Placement of this high will be very important. If it is overhead, the region will cook into record territory again. If the placement is further east, then we could be looking at increasing storm coverage. It’s a long shot rain opportunity, but one worth mentioning as this pattern would be NAM (North American Monsoon) influenced.