High Country/Front Range locations have inbound snow while the Western slope gets hit with short term cloudy conditions and cooler temperatures.

Aside from the two weak systems to talk about (Tuesday/Thursday), the Western Slope should end up with quiet weather for this week. Ridge of high pressure remains in place for the western third of the U.S. This weather feature pushes any and all storms up, over (PACNW locations and dropping down into the plains states) and down the eastern edge of the high which is in our neck of the woods. This will produce snow for the mountains on the order of 2-10″ with more impactful snow up to 10″ for the Front Range. The Grand Mesa could get 1-3″ with the Uncompahgre getting up to 2″.

The lower valleys of Mesa and Montrose counties will be getting cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. Dry conditions are also in play for these locations as this first weak system passes through the Divide. Mostly clear conditions return for the midweek along with some early morning fog and colder temperatures! The second system is trending drier and weaker and should have minimal mountain impacts with little to no impacts for the Western Slope this week. Both of these systems will have cold fronts and will lower our lows/highs this week. Expect the temperatures to run right at or slightly below the seasonal averages for this time of the year (GJ 39°/18° ~~ Montrose 40°/17°). A strengthening high pressure system is excepted next weekend and that puts warmer temperatures are in the forecast.