The residents of Northwest Colorado will be feeling the briskness of the autumn season in their bones this week.
Following the Sunday night and Monday morning sprinkling over Craig, the rest of the week will be cool and possibly wet. The National Weather Service forecast calls for heavy cloud cover with a 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday, dispersing Wednesday without warming up too much as the anticipated high being in the mid-40s both days.
A chance of showers is in store for the region starting again Thursday and increasing Friday, though highs are expected to be around 50. As in weeks past, the temperature will rise over the weekend, hitting the mid-50s Sunday.
A possibility remains that any moisture could turn into snow, but the likelihood is lessened by the temperature staying cool but not freezing during daylight hours.
“There could be some rain mixed with snow, but it’s just going to be some light flurries at best,” said Julia Malingowski, meteorologist for the NWS Grand Junciton office. “It’s definitely getting cold for this time of year.”