Weather Watch: Cold front, wind expected to impact Craig midweek
Northwest Colorado will experience some bluster this week, though it’s anyone’s guess if that will impact the Easter holiday weekend.
The early week will be mild, sunny and warm for Craig and Moffat County, as indicated by the National Weather Service forecast, with high pressure keeping things calm and in the 60s and 70s Sunday through Tuesday.
“That high pressure ridge will start to break down midweek with a cool front coming in Wednesday,” said Norv Larson. “There may be a slight chance for some showers that day.”
Temperatures will likely stay in the mid to high 50s midweek through Saturday.
The level of precipitation is still up in the air, Larson said, though the amount of wind that is expected Wednesday ahead of the cold will be an indicator of how rough the rest of the week will be.
If the conditions get just right, a trough could form to bring more southwesterly flow, but there could also be a holdover from the stillness of earlier in the week, with conflicting data for NWS not giving a definite answer.
Extreme or not, some gusty conditions are bound to hit at some point in this period, Larson said.
“It’s not unusual, about that time of the year that we start getting that wind,” he said.
Sharing thanks, enjoying some laughs, and shedding a few tears are an indicator of the emotional levels that always seem to come with Moffat County High School graduation.