Weather Watch: Early week snow, precipitation expected to calm by Halloween
October 29, 2013
Parents, you might want to make sure your child's Halloween costume is well insulated.
The National Weather Service's forecast calls for some windy and possibly wet weather in store for Craig early in the week. Gusts could reach 40 miles per hour Monday, with a 20 percent chance of showers.
The likelihood of precipitation will hit 40 percent Tuesday as winds slow, with the rough stuff expected to lessen Wednesday and dissipate altogether by Thursday, heating up as high as the low 50s by Saturday.
A cold front moving from southwest will be the driving force behind this week's climate, said Tom Renwick, a meteorologist with National Weather Service's Grand Junction office.
Although rain or snow remains possible early in the week, the amount will be very low, he added, with the anticipated outcome being about one-tenth of an inch.
"Craig and Steamboat won't get much coming from things coming from the southwest," he said. "That's more in the central mountains."
The skies look clear for Halloween night, which means good news for trick-or-treaters, who still should remember that the evening could be very chilly with the day's expected high of 44, though no more than usual as October shifts to November.
"The temperature should be right about normal for this time of year," Renwick said.