Air Quality Health Advisory is in place again Friday morning.
Per the C.D.P.H.E, Mesa County is dealing with elevated levels of pollutants in the atmosphere due to the temperature inversions in place. Haze has been visible across the Grand Valley for the past few days and should continue to be present through Saturday (when our next weather maker swings through). This health advisory is for anyone susceptible to respiratory issues. The winter storm warnings are expected to expire Thursday evening January 6, 2022. There is also an Avalanche Warning for many of the central mountain zones. C.A.I.C. will have the latest slide dangers for backcountry enthusiasts.
The region is getting into a brief quiet pattern before the arrival of our next cold front on Saturday. Thursday night will be cold, calm and quiet as the latest storm system exits the state. Friday should keep haze, a light wind, a partly cloudy sky, less cold temperatures and dry conditions. Increasing clouds are anticipated late Friday night as a cold front enters the forecast. This front will put more snow in the northern and central mountain zones and a Winter Weather Advisory could be issued from the N.W.S. for Saturday morning. The lower elevations (Grand Junction, Delta, Montrose) will have a small window for snow, then rain snow from 6 am Saturday January 8th through noon the same day. The rest of the weekend and into next week will have colder temperatures, but fairly close to the averages along with dry conditions.