Weather Watch: Small, midweek snow showers hint at winter in Craig
Craig — Craig got another taste of winter weather during the past weekend, and it certainly won’t be its last, but the big seasonal storm won’t come this week.
After a lengthy dry spell, Northwest Colorado saw some snow, and despite a respite, it could pick up again midweek. The National Weather Service forecast calls for another wave of the powdery precipitation to hit the area Wednesday or Thursday after a sunny Monday and Tuesday.
Meteorologist Norv Larson, with NWS’s Grand Junction office, said a weak Pacific system will move through, though the impact will be less than noteworthy.
“It’s not a very well-defined system right now, but it will bring a chance of showers,” he said.
The coming weekend is expected to have clear skies, capping off a week during which the daily high temperature will stick in the 30s, and overnight lows will not reach single digits.
“Clouds and showers have kept us cooler than it’s been, but we’re still unusually warm,” Larson said, mentioning that there has been little arctic touch in the flow.
Turner added that areas in Arizona and New Mexico are more likely to see moisture based on current patterns, as Colorado continues to wait for a definitive blizzard.
“It’s going to be relatively mild for now,” he said.
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