After above average temperatures the last several days cooler weather is on the way for the weekend. But not after another very warm afternoon here in the Western Slope. Dry and strong southwest winds will be felt today across the area ahead of an approaching low pressure system which has prompted the issuance of another red flag warning across the viewing area. Winds will be sustained at 15-25mph with gusts up to 35-40mph to areas below 8000'.
Changes will start to take effect Saturday afternoon as more moisture will be pushed into Western Colorado sparking up spotty showers in the late morning to the high country then by the afternoon widespread rain showers will work there way into the valleys. Temperatures will start to fall on Saturday into the lower 70s with even cooler air arriving on Sunday and Monday as temperatures fall another couple degrees. Showers will quiet down overnight but pick back up on Sunday during the early afternoon with scattered showers likely across the area.
By the middle of next week a high pressure ridge will slide over the region resulting in a quick warm-up back into the 70s and 80s for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.