Weather Watch: Snow expected for Moffat County, much of Colorado
January 26, 2014
Craig — After a dry week, Northwest Colorado now can expect to see some moisture.
The forecast this week calls for two separate patterns moving into the area, with different effects anticipated. The first will be touching down from north and northeast of Craig on Sunday night, and it's expected to have more of an impact east of Moffat County, said Chris Cuoco, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Grand Junction office.
"It'll bring snow to the northern mountains above Steamboat and down the Flat Tops and then a little light snow into the Craig area," he said.
The snow likely will run through Sunday night and into Monday, Cuoco said, adding that Craig should see about 1 inch of powder at most.
A mostly sunny Tuesday will provide a respite before new activity sweeps across the state Wednesday.
"There's going to be a front just draped across Colorado from west to east, just one little storm system after another moving through into Sunday," Cuoco said.
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An accurate measure of the snowfall during these several days is hard to predict. However, Cuoco said snow is definite for the mountains in this stretch, and even lower elevations should experience "at least occasional snow."
"In the northwest plateau, I think they'll have a good chance of getting snow every day," he said.
Craig's temperatures won't change too much from last week.
"Tuesday will probably be the coolest day, but then it will warm up with the high temperature hovering around 30 with Friday being the warmest day, reaching 35," Cuoco said.
Overnight lows are expected to range from slightly below zero Tuesday night to about 15 the next few nights.
"Because of the cloud coverage, it'll warm up a little before it goes back to single digits by the weekend," Cuoco said.