Rain, afternoon thunderstorms likely in Craig this week

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— April may be in the rearview mirror, but spring showers and even a few summer-like thunderstorms are in the forecast for Craig this week.

The daytime highs will be in the low to mid-60s throughout the week, but perhaps more significant is the persistent chance of rain through Thursday. Craig and Moffat County remain in the grip of severe drought conditions, with local officials already preparing for another wildfire season.

A low-pressure system coming from Southern California will park itself over the Four Corners region by midweek, according to the National Weather Service. What that means for Craig, meteorologists say, is a better-than-average chance of rain for Northwest Colorado. Unstable atmospheric conditions also could bring afternoon and evening thunderstorms into the region.

Snow is expected only in areas above 8,000 to 9,000 feet. The overnight lows in Craig this week will hover in the mid-30s.

The instability should exit the area in time for the weekend, with a preliminary forecast calling for sunny skies and highs in the mid- to upper 60s by Saturday and Sunday.

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