Valley under freeze watch
The Grand Valley is under a freeze watch and some parts of the high country of the Western Slope likely will see several inches of snow as a cold front pushes through the region tonight.
The freeze watch is in effect from 9 p.m. Friday night through 9 a.m. Saturday. National Weather Service forecasters predict temperatures will drop into the upper 20s or low 30s both Friday night and Saturday night in Grand Junction.
Rain is expected to begin tonight in the valley and carry over into Friday morning. The higher elevations should see snow, with winter weather advisories posted for the west-central mountains and a winter storm warning posted for the northwest and north-central mountains. Up to a foot of snow could fall in some areas, according to the Weather Service.
Grand Junction’s high will only top out around 50 degrees Friday and 55 degrees Saturday, then warm back into the 60s on Sunday and 70s by Monday.