The trough of low pressure (previously anchored off the California Coast) is getting pulled northeast across Colorado as a wave of energy. This is going to continue through Tuesday morning over the Western Slope and will be our final opportunity for good measurable tropical influenced rain showers will be concerned. Monday had the southern zones in focus for robust showers, Tuesday will be the northern zones as the main focus for rain. As a result, temperatures will be running less hot with this exiting pattern and all areas will keep rain in the forecast.
Midweek will have warming and drying, but the mountain zones will still be able to kick a few late day storms across the region. By the end of this week, under a ridge of high pressure the temperatures will soar to near 100° at Grand Junction and all other areas will be pushing hotter than the average with extremely limited rain chances. If Grand Junction hits the triple digits, it will be the 9th time at or above this year.