Wind to blow into Junction at 35-50 mph

If there’s anything on your property that could blow away, it probably will today.

Wind is expected to blow from 35 to 50 mph today, and gusts are expected to reach 65 mph.

The windy weather is expected on the front end of a cold front moving in by tonight, and it could cause overnight temperatures to dip below freezing later this week, said meteorologist Tom Renwick of the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

“It should be pretty interesting in Grand Junction tomorrow,” Renwick said Tuesday.

A red-flag warning is in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. Agricultural burning is not recommended during red-flag warnings. It’s the responsibility of people with burn permits to check the weather before burning.

“If your fire gets away and causes damage, you could be more susceptible to huge fines,” Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Mike Page said about burning when a red-flag warning is in effect.

As the wind moves out tonight, it will be replaced by significantly cooler temperatures, Renwick said.

Tuesday’s high was 75 degrees, but Thursday’s high temperature is expected to be 49 degrees with a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

Lows are expected to be 39 degrees Wednesday night and about 29 degrees Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.


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