Cold, wet weather on its way

A shot of winter-like weather is headed for western Colorado, with rain and possibly snow forecast for the Grand Valley and several inches of snow expected for the higher elevations and the lower valleys of Garfield County.

An upper-level disturbance will move over the region today, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. today until noon Tuesday for several areas in west-central and northern Colorado, including Grand and Battlement mesas and the Elkhead, Park, Gore, Elk, West Elk and Sawatch mountains. Forecasters are calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow.

In addition, a winter storm watch is in effect from 6 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Tuesday along the Interstate 70 corridor between De Beque and Silt. Two to 5 inches of snow are possible there, according to the Weather Service.

Here in the Grand Valley, there’s a 30 percent chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m. today and a 60 percent chance of snow tonight. Today’s high should reach 47 degrees, while the low will dip to 28. Tomorrow’s high should top out at just 42, before the storm moves out of the region and temperatures climb back in to the 50s later this week.



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