The Western Slope is barely hanging on to a late day shot at storms Monday.
The late afternoon storms will focus primarily the mountain zones with the Uncompahgre Valley (Montrose) holding a better shot through sunset of any quick movers drifting overhead. After sunset and into the midnight hour, the sky will begin to clear up for most of the region. Wind speeds will slow from the gusty 25-30 mph from the storms in vicinity to 5-10 mph. Low temperatures Tuesday should hold upper 40s low 50s for most locations. and another sunny day is expected with temperatures pushing back into the averages (low and middle 80s). A partly cloudy sky is anticipated late Tuesday due to more/ongoing mountain zones storms firing off. Lower elevations remain warm dry. The rest of this week also looks dry with increasing afternoon temperatures due to a ridge of high pressure building in. GJ has temperature record highs later this week in the middle and upper 90s… if the ridge holds strong the area could get into that record heat. Otherwise, a breakdown is expected this by next weekend (timing is everything) and another opportunity for stormy weather return.