February 3, 2021 Forecast First

Weather

The approaching cold front from the Pacific Northwest is expected to pass through our region just after sunset (GJ 7:18pm) Wednesday night. Late Wednesday, clouds have been on the increase, temperatures too and areas of the Western Slope have already been recording light rain showers. The wind and the rain will continue through Wednesday evening. The mountains zones, currently under a Winter Weather Advisory until Thursday morning, will continue to record snow. After sunset, Montrose and Grand Junction could be seeing light snow flurries. If the snow does stick, less than an inch is expected by sunrise Thursday (GJ 5:58 am). The wind speeds should be clocking in at the 15-25 mph zone during Wednesday evening. Post frontal weather – after midnight, the wind speeds will taper off, the colder air arrives and the rain/snow – snow will also come to an end for the lower elevations. Mountains zones will still be measuring snow and travel along the highways and interstates will be hampered by winter weather. Through Thursday afternoon. High temperatures Thursday will be some 10-20 degrees colder than Wednesday/Tuesday and with a 5-15 mph wind speed, expect a wind chill to keep things feeling colder for the day.

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