Weather Watch: Early week moisture won’t last long for Craig |

Weather Watch: Early week moisture won’t last long for Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Northwest Colorado will be getting a taste of winter, but for those who want some greater cold to come, the appetizer will have to suffice.

Craig could see some snow Sunday and Monday as a chilly system moves into the area, the greatest impact expected Sunday evening. The northwestern flow hanging over Nevada and Utah will bring temperatures of 40 or lower as rain and snow both remain possible.

However, this system is expected to hold over no later than Monday evening, said Dennis Phillips, National Weather Service meteorologist out of Grand Junction, adding that the amount of precipitation could be negligible.

“Accumulation will be fairly light, considering the temperatures,” he said.

About a half-inch of snow, at most, is expected.

“It’ll probably accumulate on the grass is all,” Phillips said. “It will probably melt as it gets warmer in the day.”

The rest of the week should reach as much as a high of 58 anticipated for Friday. Although Craig shouldn’t count out the appearance of any major winter weather going into November, nothing big is on the horizon, according to NWS forecasts.

“Right now, all you have to do is get through a couple days and then enjoy the weekend,” Phillips said.