Precipitation could hit Craig Monday |

Precipitation could hit Craig Monday

Warmer weather expected mid week

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The dry, spring-like weather in Craig might end for a day or two this week, as a small snowstorm is forecasted to blanket Craig on Monday, only to taper off and dry up on Tuesday.

Temperatures will linger in the low 30s on Monday, potentially dropping to 10 degrees in the evening.

On Tuesday, temperatures will climb to the mid 30s with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

While Craig received modest moisture, the mountains are slated to get pounded with snow early in the week.

“It looks like Steamboat Springs may pick up 4 to 8 inches,” said said Jeff Colton, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Last week’s stint of warm weather in Craig was due to a big ridge of high pressure that was parked in the western United States.

“It’s broken down now, so it’s allowed that Canadian air to come back down,” Colton said.

Craig residents can expect higher temperatures on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning with lots of sun, bringing the forecast to around 45 degrees.

Winter weather might be back in Northwest Colorado on Friday afternoon and Saturday, he noted.

“We’ve been watching the storm system, and it looked like it might come next weekend,” he said. “That moves in Friday afternoon and lingers through the weekend, so it could be a stormy weekend.”

However, the National Weather Service uses two computer programs to illustrate weather patterns and their not agreeing on what next weekend’s weather will actually look like, Colton said.

Therefore, it’s too early to say if the weekend will bring snowy weather.