Even with rain showers, red flag warning holds steady
A smattering of rain showers that dried up almost as soon as the drops hit the pavement in the Grand Valley hasn’t snuffed a red flag warning that’s blanketing much of the west half of Colorado and eastern Utah.
The warning is in effect until 9 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Forecasters say a low pressure system will push out a ridge of high pressure, creating a line of mostly dry thunderstorms.
Grand Junction’s high is forecast to reach 100 degrees today, although cloud cover and scattered showers ultimately could keep the city from reaching triple digits for what would be the fifth day in a row. Just before 3 p.m., the temperature at Grand Junction Regional Airport was 93 degrees.