Rainstorms expected all week

A storm system that will bring precipitation and cool temperatures will roll in Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Storms will last through the rest of the week.

Residents can expect a low of 36 degrees tonight, a relief to farmers fearing a repeat of Monday’s freeze.

The low at Grand Junction Regional Airport on Monday was 27 degrees, recorded at 7:18 a.m. The temperature at the airport ventured under 32 degrees between 11 p.m. and midnight Sunday and remained there until sometime between 6 and 7 a.m. Monday.

The freeze and rain and hail that fell Sunday did little to crush allergens in the Grand Valley.

Pollen levels were high in Monday’s Allergen Report, a survey conducted each Monday and Wednesday during allergy season by Mesa County Health Department’s Air Quality Specialist Ed Brotsky.

According to Brotsky’s report this Monday, juniper, elm, alder and poplar/cotton tree pollens were in the high category in an air sample taken Sunday. Maple tree pollen was in the moderate category.


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