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Weather Watch: Storm systems to cause chilling effect in Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

It still may be summer, but the heat is wearing off in Northwest Colorado little by little, meaning days with the mercury stuck in the 80s and 90s will be far and few between.

A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County on Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.

This likely only will be the start of things to come, said Jim Daniels, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office.

"We'll see some increasing chances of thunderstorms Tuesday," he said. "Then, Wednesday, we're looking at about a 30 to 40 percent chance."

Daniels said the intensity of the storm and the isolated showers that accompany it likely will not be very great, blowing over by Thursday.

However, the leftover conditions will keep the area on the colder side, even with a sunny outlook for the weekend.

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"With this pattern, the high temperatures will probably stay in the upper 60s and 70s, and the overnight lows will generally stay in the 40s," Daniels said.