Flash flood watch area includes GJ

A flash flood watch is in effect from noon today through this evening for the Grand Valley and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

The watch area includes Grand Junction; Fruita; Palisade; Moab, Utah; Castle Valley, Utah; and Thompson Springs, Utah.

The National Weather Service advises people in the watch areas to monitor forecasts throughout the day, as the watch may be upgraded to a flash flood warning.

Forecasters say there is the potential of very heavy rainfall across eastern Utah and western Colorado this afternoon through Wednesday, as a pattern of deep monsoonal moisture moves over the area. The heaviest rainfall is expected over southeast Utah and southwest Colorado this afternoon and evening. The chance for heavy rainfall will increase and become more widespread across the entire region on Tuesday afternoon and evening as a stronger disturbance moves through the area.

In Grand Junction, there’s a 40 percent chance of rain this afternoon and evening, and the high is expected to reach 91 degrees, according to the Weather Service. The chance for rain increases to 50 percent on Tuesday, with a high of 86.


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