This year’s first days in the 70s are forecast

Find the sunglasses and wash the shorts.

For the first time in nearly six month, Grand Junction is expected to hit 70 degrees for three or four sunny days, according to Dennis Phillips, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Grand Junction. Starting Tuesday, colder air will be pushed east, giving way to highs Wednesday through Friday in the mid-70s, Phillips said.

“It’ll feel like spring for sure,” he said.

Grand Junction hasn’t reached 70 degrees since Oct. 13, 2013.

The warmest offering of 2014 has been 67 degrees on March 30.

The upcoming week’s forecast of a dry warming trend could also be 10 to 15 degrees above normal averages for early April, Phillips said. Grand Junction’s average high for early April is 60 degrees, climbing to 69 degrees toward month’s end.

Temperatures are expected to dip slightly, closer to April normal averages, through the weekend.


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