Weather Watch: Cool and wet temperatures expected this week |

Weather Watch: Cool and wet temperatures expected this week

High country to get snow

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Wet weather will continue through most of the week in the region, with snowfall levels dropping as low as 10,000 feet Monday afternoon, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

A hazardous weather outlook will remain in place through the week for eastern Utah and western Colorado, as a weekend weather front moves out of Colorado and into Wyoming and a new system moves in.

“There will be sufficient moisture around” Monday, said Norv Larson, forecaster with the NWS Grand Junction office.

Larson said snowfall levels will drop as low as 10,000 feet Monday afternoon, with as much as a few inches in the highest elevations above 10,000 or 11,000 feet.

“This is pretty high, so the passes will probably be OK,” Larson said.

Temperatures in Craig are expected to remain in the low 60s and high 50s for most of the week, with chances of showers through Wednesday night.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will keep things moist in Craig Monday night with a low around 34 degrees.

On Tuesday, the NWS calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in Craig, with a high near 62 degrees.

Clouds and some showers will remain, mostly at higher elevations, through Tuesday before a new, less active storm system moves through Wednesday.

Fall weather will remain active throughout Northwest Colorado all week, with temperatures dipping significantly in the Steamboat.

Tuesday’s forecast for Steamboat Springs calls for a chance of rain and thunderstorms and a high of 56 degrees, with the low dropping to 36 degrees Tuesday night.

The snow level will remain around 10,000 feet during this second system, Larson said, but Steamboat could see freezing temperatures Thursday morning.

A separate weather advisory from the National Weather Service office in Denver includes western Grand County at all elevations and predicts thunderstorms, hail and wind across northern central Colorado.

The weather is forecast to improve by the end of the week, Larson said, with sunny skies expected to return Thursday and continue into the weekend.