Tuesday: The wind speeds should keep your wind chimes busy throughout the morning as a cold front passes through the Western Slope. Afternoon rain chances look to be 20-30% for valley locations as this system moves from the northwest to the southeast from sunrise to sunset. High temperatures will feel colder with the wind and the actual highs will register below the average. Some valley locations may not hit 50° while others could just hover there. Montrose and Glenwood Springs have an equal chance of a rain/snow mix with their higher elevations. The northern mountain zones look to benefit greater from this system as it has slowed and weakened somewhat from Monday's data.
Extended: Wednesday through next weekend for most valley locations should have little obstacles in the way of a drier, clearer and slowly warming forecast. There is a weak pulse of energy expected to sweep through Thursday night and this should briefly add a few extra clouds for Montrose and points further south. By default, a slight chance of rain/snow will return for those mountain zones.