Quiet weather with dry, mostly clear and near average temperatures will continue, for now.

As far as cloud coverage goes, Wednesday night will continue to be mostly clear. Thursday will have increasing cloud coverage as the day progresses (still maintain dry conditions) and Friday will have decreasing cloud coverage and breezy conditions. This is the small window of opportunity for the evolving storm system. The Grand Valley and the Uncompahgre (GJ and Montrose) will be dry as this cold front passes through Friday. Thursday’s increase in cloud coverage will be directly related to the dip in the Jetstream transporting this weak system/cold front through the region. The Grand Mesa should only grab 1-3″ of snow, Rangely might get 1-2″ Gunnison could see 1-3″. Most of the energy for this system will strike the northern, central and Front Range/Plains locations, just like the two previous storms. There is no expectation that this will be a major winter storm, but it will be enough to create travel headaches through the mountain zones.

Temperatures leading into Saturday will still be mild and you can expect Thursday and Friday to continue with the mild/seasonal afternoon temperature outlook. Once the cold front passes through the region late Friday, Saturday will be a clearer and colder afternoon, but still pretty close to the afternoon averages in the upper 30s. Sunday will recover and a return of the mild 40 degree club is expected into the middle of next week for many locations. Next weather maker appears toward the middle of next week.