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Weather Watch: Midweek storms could go longer for Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Northwest Colorado almost undoubtedly has some moisture headed its way, but the question is how long it will stay.

The National Weather Service calls for storms in the middle of the week for Craig and Moffat County. After a hot, dry weekend that's expected to be repeated during the day Monday, a southern flow is expected to drift up from Mexico and the American Southwest and hit the area by Tuesday.

"Some of the cloudiness will move in Monday night and Tuesday morning, and then we'll have another quick bout of some monsoon rain," said NWS meteorologist Chris Cuoco, of Grand Junction.

According to readings from Craig-Moffat County Airport, the precipitation from the past week measured about 0.37 inches total. The week to come should be "less extensive" but still wet, Cuoco said.

The strong chances for showers will continue Wednesday and taper off while still remaining a possibility Thursday and Friday. Still, don't expect a sunny weekend.

"There's another system coming in from the Northwest at the end of the week," Cuoco said.

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The mixture of the pair of directional systems could result in a lot more rain if conditions are just right. However, the predicted outcome is fuzzy for NWS so far.

"We've got different models saying different things, so I take it as no more than just a chance right now," Cuoco said about the odds of a larger storm.