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Relief is on the way

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The heat continues to be the main story in the Grand Valley over the past few days. For today, temperatures remained warm, staying in the lower three digits. Yesterday we equaled the record of 103, and today we sat a few degrees lower than our record of 104. Although warm temperatures were history, we will get some relief over the next few days. Before we get to the end of the week, tonight’s temperatures will drop into the lower 70s at Grand Junction and into the mid 60s at Montrose. While some cloud cover will break out of the area and lead to partly cloudy skies, there is a small chance that Grand Junction and Montrose will experience brief scattered thunderstorms moving in.

As Sunday arrives, we will get some relief from these temperatures; but it will not be a dramatic change. Temperatures in the Grand Valley will escape the triple digits and drop into the mid-90s, so they will continue to be warm but not extremely hot. For Montrose, temperatures will remain a few degrees more relaxed in the lower 90s. As the temperatures begin to change tomorrow, our weather conditions will bring some changes on the western slope. While the mountains continued to receive scattered showers and thunderstorms, those chances will remain slightly increased for Grand Junction. Over the next few days of next week, there is a chance that Grand Junction and Montrose could receive scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. These changes will remain higher south of Grand Junction, so areas like Montrose and near or in the San Juans like Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride.

Storm activity will begin to decrease in the middle of next week and temperatures will continue to stay below this triple digit mark. They will fluctuate in the Great Valley for most of the week, in the mid to lower 90s. In Montrose, temperatures will fall below the 90 degree threshold and will be in the mid to high 80s throughout the week.

Meteorologist Chris Guevara

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