Weather Watch: Uneventful atmosphere expected for Craig’s Halloween |

Weather Watch: Uneventful atmosphere expected for Craig’s Halloween

Putting a warm coat on over a costume may not be your child’s idea of a fun Halloween, but they may wind up thanking you for it.

Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.

Conditions will likely remain dry, said Mike Meyers, science and operations officer, for the National Weather Service Grand Junction office.

For those wanting the go-ahead to be out and about during prime trick-or-treating hours, Friday looks to be sunny and in the 60s during daylight hours, with an overnight low in the mid-30s anticipated.

A small storm system could sweep into Craig during the weekend, but “confidence is low,” Meyers said.

Likewise, those wanting to see snow will have to find higher terrain, because the substance does not appear to be forming in Craig as the month comes to an end.

“You’d expect to see a few storms by now, but on these shoulder seasons, sometimes it’s hit and miss,” Meyers said. “Sometimes you have more active patterns and sometimes you don’t.”

The precipitation of late summer and into September provided the area with much of its wetness, and Meyers said there’s little cause for panic, with no snow in Craig at this juncture hardly an indicator of any unusual activity.

“It’s still early, plenty of season left,” he said.

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