Dry spell continues for Craig

Recent wet weather for parts of Colorado has been beneficial, but the northwest corner remains high and dry, and the National Weather Service expects that won’t be changing this week.

“They’ve had some very good showers in New Mexico and some pretty good thunderstorms in southwest Colorado, but the northwest hasn’t been able to get the brunt of that monsoonal moisture,” said Joe Ramey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Grand Junction office.

According to National Weather Service, Craig won’t be receiving much rain, if any, in the coming week. While some parts of Moffat County could see moisture during some possible thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, it won’t be within the town.

“The higher elevations will see some of it like the Flat Tops but probably not the valleys,” Ramey said. “After that, the ridge of high pressure blows it out to the east and the west, with a chance of showers on Saturday.”

With storms and high winds expected for the early part of this week, wildfires caused by lightning are as big a concern as ever.

Temperatures for the rest of the week will hang in the mid-80s accompanied by lots of sun as Craig and the rest of Northwest Colorado look toward the fall for some changes in weather patterns.

“September and October are the wettest months there, so you’re just coming out of one of the driest portions of the summer,” Ramey said.

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