More scattered showers and thunderstorms and a lot less heat!
There is a Flood Warning for Eagle, Pitkin, Eastern Garfield and Eastern Rio Blanco counties through Tuesday night. This is a cautionary statement for the burn scar areas that will be susceptible to flooding and debris flow over roadways. The threat from heavy downpours and closures on state roads/highways/interstates is expected and anticipated briefly tonight and additionally this week with these storms. Extensions/expansions to this and future Flood Watches/Warnings are possible.
Temperatures won’t strike the averages until this weekend for Grand Junction and then for the first week of July the region could return to the hotter degrees. Until then, expect less than the average with daily highs topping out in the 80s due to added cloud coverage and storms moving through daily. Our current weather pattern is allowing a lot of moisture to surge in from the subtropics and this should not change until the start of next week. This rain/storm pattern will slowly deteriorate into next week as a ridge of high pressure eventually builds back into the region for clearer, drier and hotter conditions. Expect a chance of showers and storms daily through the Fourth of July.