Weather Watch: Scattered showers possible as cold moves into Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Northwest Colorado residents were reminded what snow looks like this past few days, but don’t get your hopes up just yet if you’d like to see a blizzard.

Craig and Moffat County will likely see some precipitation and definitely cooler temperatures this week as something wintry this way comes, showing it isn’t full-fledged springtime in these parts.

However, even with sprinklings over the weekend, the moisture will be far from overwhelming the way it is other parts of the state, said Norv Larson of the National Weather Service Grand Junction office.

“The big focus of this storm is well down to the south, but there’s enough energy to keep (Craig) in scattered showers from time to time,” he said.

Larson said it is unlikely that “significant accumulation” will occur Monday even if activity is present, though stranger things have happened.

“It probably doesn’t take much to get an inch up there, but you don’t have the best chance because you’re on the outside of what’s going on,” he said.

Low pressure and Pacific moisture have created wet conditions for the Four Corners area, enough to touch other parts of Colorado if not hit them hard with snow and rain.

Larson referred to it as an “overrunning situation.”

“Basically, you’ve got warm, moist air overrunning cooler air at the surface,” he said. “It doesn’t just fully end, it kind of lingers until Tuesday.”

Heavy cloud coverage midweek will keep things in the 30s or lower in contrast with recent weeks of warmth for the time being.

“It looks like it’s put the kibosh on that, at least for a little bit,” Larson said.

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