Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
322 PM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday night)
Issued at 322 PM MDT Tue May 31 2016

The region will be stuck in a slightly unstable pattern for
another 24 to 36 hours. The disturbance over New Mexico today
combined with enhanced moisture will help to produce afternoon
showers and thunderstorms over the San Juans and southcentral
Colorado mountains on Wednesday. Elsewhere will remain dry as
strong high pressure begins to build in from the west.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 322 PM MDT Tue May 31 2016

High pressure amplifies over the Desert Southwest late this week
bringing hot and dry conditions to the region. Above normal
temperatures will persist through at least early next week. Still
seeing an increased moisture tap from the Gulf of Mexico on
Sunday, so we may see convective activity increasing early next


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday noon)
Issued at 1110 AM MDT Tue May 31 2016

VFR conditions will prevail over the next 24 hours. From 20z-02z,
isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm activity is expected
mainly over higher terrain. Gusty outflow winds as high as 35 mph
are possible to the southeast of any shower or storm.


Issued at 322 PM MDT Tue May 31 2016

Rising maximum and minimum temperatures will lead to an increase
in snowmelt from the high mountains over the next week. Stream
and river flows are expected to significantly rise by Friday. Use
caution if recreating on or near rivers as conditions change over
the next week.


.GJT Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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