Weather Watch: Craig’s high winds to shift to calmer, warmer climate

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— The latest weather forecasts show easygoing trends for Northwest Colorado residents — providing they get through the blustery introduction to the week.

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A high wind advisory is in effect for Craig, with a breezy Monday in store. Currents from the south will start kicking in early in the day, but as a cold front passes over the region, the town will be windswept significantly as gusts jump into high gear from the west and northwest in the late morning, afternoon and evening.

Travis Booth, a National Weather Service meteorologist out of Grand Junction, said wind speeds could reach as high as 50 miles per hour. The winds could bring some rain, as well.

“Precipitation chances aren’t real high, moisture’s kind of scant with it,” he said. “There may be a brief shower, but it doesn’t look too exciting.”

The winds are expected to calm down by Tuesday, with the tail end of the cold front bringing down the temperature. This will mark an altogether more placid atmosphere throughout the rest of the week as the mercury goes back into the high 40s and low 50s.

“It’ll just be a gradual warm-up,” Booth said. “There’ll be another minor cold front Friday, so it’ll drop the temperature a little, but nothing too big.”

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