Hot and dry now, some relief on the way

Updated: 7 hours ago

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A ridge of high pressure has been settling into the region over the last few days, and this morning it’s sitting just about right over Grand Junction. Under that high, we’ve got plenty of sinking air, which means we’re starting the day with plenty of sunshine and there won’t be very many changes into the afternoon. We’ll continue to see sunny skies with just a couple of afternoon clouds, and high temperatures will quickly warm into the middle and upper 90s. Several places in the lower elevations will come close to or even break the 100-degree mark. You’ll see more clouds the further south you go, and there will still be two or three showers and storms along and south of the San Juan Mountains. Mostly clear to clear skies stick around overnight tonight with lows falling into the 60s and 70s.

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Headshot of Zack Webster, Meteorologist

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A ridge of high pressure has been settling into the region over the last few days, and this morning it’s sitting just about right over Grand Junction. Under that high, we’ve got plenty of sinking air, which means we’re starting the day with plenty of sunshine and there won’t be very many changes into the afternoon. We’ll continue to see sunny skies with just a couple of afternoon clouds, and high temperatures will quickly warm into the middle and upper 90s. Several places in the lower elevations will come close to or even break the 100-degree mark. You’ll see more clouds the further south you go, and there will still be two or three showers and storms along and south of the San Juan Mountains. Mostly clear to clear skies stick around overnight tonight with lows falling into the 60s and 70s.

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