A smattering of recent snow may have residents of Northwest Colorado wondering if a big winter storm is on the way, and though early indications look doubtful, the weather indeed will be on the chilly side.
The changes in pressure last week left Craig with unanticipated sunny days during the week before receiving some moisture later than expected, attaining 0.2 inches of precipitation between Thursday and Sunday. Temperatures for the coming week are expected to get no higher than the mid-40s during the daytime hours, dipping as low as 10 degrees overnight as the week progresses, according to the National Weather Service.
A sunny Monday likely will transition to a dreary few days as clouds threaten to bring rain and snow to Craig on Tuesday through Friday morning.
The likelihood of significant precipitation is small, said Matthew Aleksa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office.
“We’ve got a weak wave moving across, so there’s a slight chance of rain showers, but nothing major,” he said. “There could be some rain and snow mix Thursday going into Friday once the temperatures get colder.”
The amount of snowfall Craig could see is difficult to determine, Aleksa said, this week and through the end of the month. Although more mountainous areas have seen plentiful snow in recent weeks, the town has yet to see a sizable amount as winter approaches.
“Only time will tell,” Aleksa said.