Freeze warning tonight for valley

A freeze warning is in effect tonight through Wednesday morning for the Grand Valley and several other lower-elevation areas of western Colorado and eastern Utah, as temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s.

The warning is in effect from 10 p.m. today through 9 a.m. Wednesday for the Grand Valley, the U.S. Highway 50 corridor into Montrose, the Colorado Highway 92 corridor from Delta to Hotchkiss and the areas around Moab and Castle Valley, Utah, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say most areas will see lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Sheltered and low-lying areas may drop to as low as the lower 20s.

The Weather Service said clearing skies behind a departing cold front will allow temperatures to fall quickly after sunset and through the early-morning hours. Below-freezing temperatures will occur from late evening through sunrise, which could threaten early budding crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Wednesday’s high in Grand Junction is expected to reach 61 degrees.


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