Weather Watch: Mostly dry Christmas expected for Craig

It won’t be the whitest Christmas, but Northwest Colorado could see a little snowfall for the holiday.

Chances are slim but still possible that Craig will receive a bit of fresh snow this week. A 20 percent chance of precipitation is in the works for Monday, but if that doesn’t happen, another cold front occurring the morning of Christmas Eve may give the region a second chance.

Jeff Colton, a meteorologist for the Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service, said a cold front coming from the northwest will reach Colorado by Tuesday.

“It’s coming down from Montana and Wyoming, but it may hit Steamboat more than Craig,” he said.

The forecast for Christmas Day and the days that follow will stay on the sunny side, though the highs will stay in the 20s to mid-30s.

“We’ll mostly be drying out,” Colton said.

Much of the state will not be seeing snow this week, he added. Isolated areas that do get it will receive it briefly, if at all.

Holiday travelers are reminded that even without snowfall, road conditions still can be icy and should be checked in advance at sources like www.cotrip.com.

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