Prepare for a week of weather that will be all over the charts.
The National Weather Service predicts a lot of variety for Craig and the surrounding areas in the next several days.
A cold front brought rain and chilly temperatures into town Sunday stretching into early Monday. The front will dictate some of the climate of Northwest Colorado, but not all.
“We’re going to have a ridge building in the area, so that will allow warmer temperatures to start developing again,” said Julie Malingowski, meteorologist for the NWS Grand Junciton office. “You’ll get a southwest flow and get some warm air into the area.”
Predicted highs for Wednesday are in the mid-70s. The forecast for Wednesday also includes a lot of wind, with gusts that could be anywhere from 10 to 45 miles per hour.
Late Wednesday, there will be a 30-percent chance of showers, which is predicted to continue into Thursday and Friday, likely drying up by the weekend.
The wet weather seen by the state as a whole is certainly reflected in Craig’s recent precipitation count. Malingowski said September’s total rainfall for the area stands at 2.62 inches, nearly twice the 1.4 inches NWS considers normal for this point in the month.
“With the expected rain Thursday, that number will go up some, too,” she said.