Regional Weather Synopsis
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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NZUS99 KGJT 171905 RRA
SYNGJT

FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO, HERE IS THE LATEST WEATHER
SYNOPSIS.

A WARM AND DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL BE OVER THE FORECAST AREA TODAY,
WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND AFTERNOON HIGHS 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE. DRY AND BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND CRITICALLY DRY
VEGETATION WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE DANGER ACROSS
MUCH OF WESTERN COLORADO, WHERE A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN POSTED
FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH MID EVENING. LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING FROM
THE WEST WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND,
BRINGING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. TEMPERATURES
MAY COOL A FEW DEGREES, BUT WILL REMAIN ABOVE AVERAGE THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.



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