Today’s weather forecast for Grand Junction Colorado, created at 5:15 AM on Thursday, the 16th of May. Today, increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. And then, Tonight, isolated showers and thunderstorms, then scattered showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Friday, scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Next, Friday Night, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Sunrise today will be at 6:00 am and the sun will set at 8:21 pm.
There are 2 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Urgent – weather message. Wind advisory in effect from noon today to 10 pm Mountain Daylight Time this evening. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 10 PM Mountain Daylight Time this evening. Locations. Including the cities of Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Gateway, Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek, and Mancos. Winds. South 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Timing. From NOON until 10 pm Mountain Daylight Time this evening. Impacts. Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down. Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Wind Advisory means that a significant wind event is expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use extra caution. People, especially those with respiratory illnesses, heart disease, the elderly, and children are recommended to stay indoors and avoid prolonged outdoor exercise or heavy exertion due to wind-blown dust.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western Colorado. Day one. Today and Tonight. Winds gusting up to 55 mph are expected this afternoon across east-central and southeast Utah and west-central Colorado. In addition, isolated to scattered thunderstorms over the mountains will occur this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Snow showers will fall at elevations at or above the treeline so impacts will be minimal. Please visit our website at weather. gov/gjt for the latest information. Days two through seven. Friday through Wednesday. Friday through Tuesday. Snow levels could lower to near 8500 feet with the passage of a Pacific storm and its associated cold front. This may lead to impacts for travellers over the mountain passes Friday and Saturday. Thunderstorms become likely with the storm`s passage. Another system is poised to move through the area Sunday and Monday which is also expected to bring additional snow to the mountains and locally heavy rainfall to the valleys. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will not be needed.
See you tomorrow!
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