Thursday August 13, 2020

Weather

The Western Slope continues to deal with extremely dry conditions with very little rain opportunities. Red Flag Warnings in place for a few spots today. In addition to the Red Flag Warning there is also an Air Quality Advisory for North Mesa County, Routt County, Eagle County, Central and Eastern Garfield County, and Easter Rio Blanco County. High temperatures will still be running around 5 degrees hotter than they should and low temperatures will be running just about/slightly over the average. A mostly clear sky is also in the forecast for the midday period with cloud coverage ‘bookending’ the early mornings and late afternoons. Regardless, any “dark sky” should still provide a viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Smoke and haze will continue linger throughout the region. The best storm chance will be in San Juans each afternoon, but all of the mesas, mountains and plateaus could become the genesis for late day storms through the middle of next week. For now, Friday through Saturday has a slight uptick in showers. Rain deficit for Grand Junction is -2.33″. Rain deficit for Montrose is -3.79″/ Rain totals for the year should be in the 5″ & 6″ category.

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