Another soggy day in store for West Slope

Virtually all of western Colorado and eastern Utah are under a flash flood watch through tonight as a second straight day of rain will soak an already-saturated region.

A day after Grand Junction set a record for the most rain (0.86 inches) and the coolest high temperature (64 degrees) for the date, rain is expected to fall throughout the day today as monsoonal moisture pushes through the area. Some thunderstorms are expected with occasional heavy rain, and local flash flooding is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Forecasters say saturated ground conditions exist in many areas and little rain will be needed to generate flash flooding. Areas prone to flooding or mud debris flows include small streams and creeks, slot canyons, arroyos, slickrock areas and normally dry washes, according to the Weather Service.

Grand Junction’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain today and a high of 68. More rain is in the forecast night and tomorrow, and things may not dry out until the weekend, with temperatures climbing back into the 80s, according to the Weather Service.


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