We will continue to see hot, dry, and smoky conditions in the Western Slope today. Morning lows are still a bit above normal thanks the smoke trapping in a heat during the overnight hours. High temperatures for the day will once again soar around 10-15 degrees above normal for early September. The upper-level ridge that’s causing this heat wave will break down by the end of the day today, giving way to much cooler conditions on the Western Slope. Friday will still be plenty warm, but a cold front will move through Friday evening into Saturday causing high temperatures in the Grand Valley to drop to the lower 80s and upper 70s for the start of the weekend. With this cold front we will see several scattered mountain shower, but chances for valley rain will still be on the lower end. This front won’t even be all of our upcoming rain chances. The remnants of Tropical Storm Kay will pass through early to mid next week bringing in more chances for some scattered showers on the Western Slope. Overall average temperatures for next week will be about 15 degrees cooler than this week.