Red flag warning in place again for GJ
A red flag warning is in effect for Grand Junction and other parts of northwest Colorado and northeast Utah until 9 p.m. today, as persistent hot and breezy weather is making for ripe wildfire conditions.
The National Weather Service says winds out of the northwest that could gust up to 30 mph, coupled with humidity in the 9 to 14 percent range, would make it difficult to control any wildfire ignitions.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.
No relief in the form of rain or cooler temperatures is expected soon, at least in the Grand Valley. The forecast calls for temperatures in the low to mid-90s and no chance of rain through the weekend.