Midweek storm system

Tonight: Clouds will continue to move through the region and there is just a slight chance of rain showers between midnight and sunrise for Grand Junction. Areas south of the Grand Valley have less rain chances. Lows tonight for Grand Junction will be in the middle 40s, Montrose will have numbers in the upper 30s, Cortez in the middle 30s and Gunnison will be breezy in the lower 30s.

Tomorrow: A cold front is approaching from the west and the wind and rain will lead the way to colder temperatures for the midweek. High temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 50s for Grand Junction and Montrose with rain showers ruling the early portion of the day. Gunnison will be in the middle 50s with wind and rain as well, while the higher elevations should be experiencing a winter mix of rain, snow and gusty conditions.

Extended: A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the central and northern mountain zones (Elkheads, Parks, Flattops, Gore and Elks). These upper elevations are expecting a light accumulation/dusting, but perhaps 3-6 inches of snow could fall in the highest zones. This advisory is Wednesday 9 am through Wednesday midnight. Colder air will follow this storm system and a Freeze Watch has been posted for Northwest Colorado and areas around Gunnison. This will take place Thursday 1 am through Thursday 9 am. Skies will be clearing by Thursday with drier conditions and very slowly improving temperatures into next weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Russ Pappas

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