Triple dip of scorching days
If Monday’s all-time record high for April wasn’t enough to send you scurrying onto the roof to service your swamp cooler or air conditioner — or calling someone else to do it — perhaps Tuesday’s was.
For the second day in a row, Grand Junction equalled the highest temperature ever in a month traditionally known for generating the rain showers that bring flowers in May.
The back-to-back highs of 89 degrees, recorded at the National Weather Service at Grand Junction Regional Airport, rank up there with a pair of 89-degree temperatures recorded in 1992, on April 29 and 30, according to the Weather Service.
The normal high for this time of year is 68.
Tuesday marked the third day in a row a record high was tied or set, and it is the eighth time Grand Junction has set or tied a record this spring.
After another 80-degree day today, the city should return to more seasonal weather Thursday. The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain on Thursday and a high of 72. Highs should drop back into the 60s by Friday.