Thursday has been a mixed bag of weather with early morning rain showers, gusty afternoon wind speeds and more rambunctious storms this evening.
The Western Slope is expecting another round of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Narrowing it down, this active weather should impact the tri-county area around sunset (7:55-ish), if not sooner. Storms have already been popping up on radar Thursday afternoon and storm motion is quick with most of the isolated cells tracking 40-50 mph in a northeasterly direction. Gusty wind speeds, cloud to ground lightning, small hail and very brief downpours are the hazards. Once these storms pop onto the Uncompahgre Plateau they will likely split and move over Mesa, Montrose and Delta counties with the previously mentioned hazards. Once the sun sets, the will be a declining trend in these storms and very few will be impacting the populated areas after midnight.