Warm weather a record, but it wonÂ’t last

Hold it right there.

Before you head out the door, at least grab a coat.

Don’t let Thursday’s balmy weather fool you. With a high of 68 degrees at 2:26 p.m., the temperature hit a record in Grand Junction.

It hasn’t been nearly that warm on a Nov. 12 since it was 66 degrees in 1934.

The normal high for this date is 51 degrees, but expect things to chill out this weekend, according to Grand Junction’s National Weather Service.

“It’s hard to say if that was going to be it,” meteorologist Megan Schwitzer said of the recent Indian summer temperatures.

Snow accumulations and a high of 47 is expected today. Send warm thoughts to Rim Rock Marathon runners on Saturday with highs expected at 45. Sunday only gets chillier with a high of 41 degrees.

A soggy storm may drop some rain and snow on the Grand Valley this weekend.

Don’t despair if your weekend gets rained out. Temperatures should rise a bit next week. Expect to thaw out with relatively warmer weather, with highs in the 40s and low 50s through next week, Schwitzer said.


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