First Warn 8 Weather

First Warn Forecast

Updated: 19 hours ago

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -Today has been a clear and calm day for the Western Slope as a ridge of high pressure has settled in. This high pressure has not only kept skies clear, but also slightly warmed temperatures. Valley highs climbed about five degrees above average into the low 40s this afternoon. However, a small disturbance is going to be dipping in, from the northwest, tonight and into tomorrow. This will send clouds into Western Colorado tonight and will prompt snow, first, along our northern mountains. In the early morning, we’ll snow showers along our central and southern mountains. The valleys will remain mostly dry while light snow falls over the higher terrain. This will only lead to about two to four inches for our northern mountains and about one to two inches for the San Juans and central mountains. The storm will quickly move east and by the afternoon the valleys will be back to sunny skies and a few lingering clouds will remain along the higher terrain. The Western Slope will see mostly clear skies on Sunday, before another system is expected to bring more snow on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Updated: 19 hours ago
Headshot of (Nikki Sheaks), Meteorologist

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -Today has been a clear and calm day for the Western Slope as a ridge of high pressure has settled in. This high pressure has not only kept skies clear, but also slightly warmed temperatures. Valley highs climbed about five degrees above average into the low 40s this afternoon. However, a small disturbance is going to be dipping in, from the northwest, tonight and into tomorrow. This will send clouds into Western Colorado tonight and will prompt snow, first, along our northern mountains. In the early morning, we’ll snow showers along our central and southern mountains. The valleys will remain mostly dry while light snow falls over the higher terrain. This will only lead to about two to four inches for our northern mountains and about one to two inches for the San Juans and central mountains. The storm will quickly move east and by the afternoon the valleys will be back to sunny skies and a few lingering clouds will remain along the higher terrain. The Western Slope will see mostly clear skies on Sunday, before another system is expected to bring more snow on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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