Junction to enjoy 40 degrees, finally
For those who have forgotten what 40 degrees feels like, it is time to jog that memory.
Temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 41 to 46 for the next several days, marking the first time since Nov. 27, 2013 — yes, it has been 51 days — that Grand Junction will feel temps higher than 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
It was 44 on Nov. 27.
Matthew Aleksa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said early December snow, mixed with last month’s short days and inversions, prevented the snow or ice from melting and put the area in a cold funk it has struggled to shake.
However, he said, a ridge of high pressure’s moving in, bringing warmer, drier weather.
It won’t be until next weekend that lower temperatures are forecast to settle into the area, Aleksa added.