Winter weather coming to the Western Slope

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Western Slope will be feeling some chilling temperatures after the passage of a cold front midweek.

Late Wednesday, a strong cold front will be moving through and that is going to bring some winter weather to us on Thursday. High temperatures on Wednesday are forecasted in the upper 70s for the Grand Valley. Thursday, the highs are expected to sit in the 40s.

"We're getting that first big cold front through here in early October and temperatures are really going to be well below average on Thursday, up to 20 degrees below average for this time of year," said Michael Charnick, Meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The mountains are likely to get their first small accumulations this season. The Grand Valley has a chance of a few, light snow showers Thursday morning. According to the National Weather Service, the forecasted low temperatures, for both, Thursday and Friday mornings are cooler than the current records for those days.

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