Cooling off to start the week

Plenty of morning sunshine on Sunday contributed to temperatures that were a degree or two warmer than Saturday. We did see another round of afternoon showers move through some areas, especially near Montrose.

A cell that was peppering the San Juan Mountains with lightning eventually made its way north to drop a bit of rain in the Montrose area right around 4:00 p.m.

Heading into the evening, we'll likely see temperatures plateau a bit as we will likely maintain the cloud cover overhead. Low's will return to the low-to-mid 60's for most lower valley locations and 40's/50's for higher elevations. Rain chances will stay at about 20% for mountain areas until 10:00 p.m.

We'll start off a rather wet week with rain chances in the 40%-50% range along with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be a bit cooler than normal, with valley locations falling to the high-80's and low-90's.

Tuesday is when we'll see even more of a decline in our temperatures, with some southern valleys only forecasting to be in the 70's. Southern valleys are also forecasting for heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, so keep an eye out for potential flash flood advisories from the National Weather Service.

The North American monsoon will stay strong throughout the week which means showers and thunderstorms each and every afternoon. The cooler Tuesday temperatures won't continue for the entire week, but we'll likely enjoy cooler-than-average temperatures until Friday.

First Warn 8 Chief Meteorologist Russ Pappas

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