Weather Watch: ‘Cooling trend’ to hit Craig midweek


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— The break from freezing weather Northwest Colorado has experienced in the past week may be ending soon, though likely not for good.

A warm start to the week with highs in the 40s for Craig on Monday and Tuesday will take a different turn midweek, according to National Weather Service predictions. A 30 percent chance of snow or rain will be present early Wednesday as a storm system moves in from the west, NWS Grand Junction meteorologist Jim Daniels said.

The shift will lead to “a cooling trend,” Daniels said, one which will be less significant Wednesday than a subsequent system approaching from the northwest starting late Thursday.

“It won’t be an arctic system, but there will be some cool weather coming down from Canada,” Daniels said. “There will be a lot of wind up around Rabbit Ears Pass on Wednesday and probably again on Friday, so you’ll see some blowing snow up there.”

Temperatures will drop back into the 30s and high 20s for the second half of the week. Most of the precipitation from the system will be focused on the Flat Tops and Steamboat Springs, avoiding Craig for the most part, Daniels said.

The following weekend should be uneventful, he added.

“By next Sunday, you’ll start to see temperatures creeping back up,” Daniels said.


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