Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
312 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Sunday night)
Issued at 312 PM MDT Sat Jul 23 2016

Drier air continues to work into the forecast area today. With
less energy and moisture available, coverage has been less than
previous days with most activity over the higher terrain this
afternoon. Localized heavy rain, gusty outflow winds and small
hail is still possible with the strongest storms. Expect activity
to continue into the early evening hours before diminishing. The
drying trend continues on Sunday with isolated-scattered late-day
showers and thunderstorms confined mainly to the higher terrain
before diminishing during the early evening hours. Temperatures
across lower-valley locations will approach the 100 mark.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 312 PM MDT Sat Jul 23 2016

The dry trend will continue through the workweek as a ridge of
high pressure keeps the main plume of moisture to our south. With
isolated-scattered late-day showers and thunderstorms confined to
the higher terrain and across the south. High temperatures will
will run 5-10 degrees above normal through the period.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 312 PM MDT Sat Jul 23 2016

VFR conditions are expected at all TAF sites through the next 24
hours, with VCTS possible through 03z at southern and mountain
sites. Isolated-scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly over
the higher terrain will continue through the early evening hours.
Gusty winds are more of a threat today than heavy rain, with
general outflow winds to 25 kts not uncommon. Isolated mountain
showers and thunderstorms will re-develop by 18z on Sunday.


&&

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SHORT TERM...MPM
LONG TERM...MPM
AVIATION...MPM



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