Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon/evening
Today: The position of the high pressure system is roughly in south central Colorado and this allows more moisture to push northward. This pattern should keep the Western Slope in an active rain pattern for the afternoon and evening. Storm motion is fast to the northeast, so not expecting any storms to park overhead in any particular area. There will be periods of heavy downpours and gusty winds up to 40 mph are to be expected along with cloud to ground lightning. The afternoon hours are expecting a good round of wetting rainfall and a lot of this activity will continue into the midnight hour. Grand Junction should have an afternoon high near the middle and lower 90s, Montrose should top out at 90° and Gunnison will be in the lower 80s.