Slightly lower rain chances Sunday

Slightly lower rain chances Sunday

Coverage of thunderstorms was lower today, but there were some decent downpours in the areas that did get rain.

Friday's temperatures across the west will be in the upper 70s to low 80s, with the Grand Junction area seeing upper 80s.

A weak front drops south of the Valley on Sunday pushing most of the scattered storms southward into Central and South Alabama.

"Saturday's chance of rain is highest near USA 278 and lowest in Southern Tennessee; these storms may be heavy enough to deliver 1-2" of rainfall in a few spots, but that kind of rain looks sparse. Storms will gradually diminish once we reach sunset Sunday evening.

Sunday will be partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low temps will be in the mid 70s Sunday night.

Showers and storms look to be more numerous for Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday an upper level ridge will start to form in the eastern Gulf of Mexico helping to send the boundary off to the north lowering rain chances down to about 40% during the afternoon. Storms should remain across western Kansas and some may be strong to severe.

The following Monday, August 21st will be the solar eclipse, but its much too early to nail down specifics on the what we can expect that afternoon weather-wise. Winds will be very light with high pressure across the area.