Weather Watch: Craig to feel sudden, brief midweek chill

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— The cycle of hot and cold will hold steady this week for Northwest Colorado, even if the temperatures will see some noteworthy changes.

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Craig can expect a blustery start to its week, with the National Weather Service calling for plenty of wind Monday and Tuesday, blowing anywhere from 20 to 40 miles per hour by the time it really gets going in the afternoon.

“It’s going be fairly breezy across the entire area, but temperatures will be fairly seasonable in the first couple days of the week,” said Travis Booth, NWS meteorologist.

Anticipated readings should hit the high 70s these days, but this will change Tuesday night once a system from the Pacific Northwest and a cold front take effect.

Booth said a small chance of thunderstorms may be possible, but Craig is largely out of range and primarily will see a Wednesday plunge into the low 60s.

“We’ll see a little touch of it, but it’ll mostly be hitting around Montana,” he said.

Some higher elevations also could receive a small bit of snow at this juncture, he added.

The cooldown likely will leave the area as quickly as it came, as temperatures rise back into the 70s the following days, with a high in the low 80s projected for Saturday.

“Not much else will be happening for the later week,” Booth said.

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