Weather Watch: Early week storm to sprinkle on Craig

Possibility remains for Labor Day weekend atmospheric activity

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

As we head into the final stretch of summer, it’s not necessary to put the barbecue back in storage just yet if you want to get one last good grill session in this week. Still, don’t print any invitations for a big outdoor celebration, either.

A good likelihood of precipitation is in store for Northwest Colorado this week, as a storm system expected to present itself Sunday will spill over into Monday and Tuesday.

“Each afternoon there’s a chance of showers and storms,” said Tom Renwick, National Weather Service meteorologist, out of Grand Junction. “It’s probably more to the south, but there’s a good chance (Craig) will get it.”

The storming can be traced to Washington and Oregon, while the moisture comes more from the South. The percentage of significant activity will diminish gradually before all but vanishing by Wednesday, as temperatures in the mid-70s or warmer start to rise slightly more.

Thursday and Friday are likewise slated to stay warm, dry and slightly cloudy, but as the holiday weekend approaches, another system is on the horizon to settle in the region Saturday.

Renwick said the forecasts are indefinite at this point, though trends point to any storming being short-lived and likely won’t stretch through to Labor Day.

“It’s so far out and things can change so drastically, but a chance exists,” he said.

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