Some monsoon moisture may arrive in San Juans this weekend
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — About 25 percent of Colorado is now classified as experiencing ‘extreme’ drought conditions, with the driest conditions across the northwest corner of the state and down along the West Slope of the Rockies, according to the June 21 drought monitor.
There’s no relief in sight the next few days, as much of western Colorado will see record and near record temperatures through the weekend, with highs expected to reach the 80s in the high country and triple digits in the lower elevations of the West Slope.
An early surge of monsoon moisture from the south could reach the area this weekend, but the forecast is for mostly dry lighting, with rain chances limited to the highest terrain of western Colorado. A slightly better chance of more scattered showers is in the forecast for early next week before a dry westerly flow returns. (more…)