The upcoming weekend will be storm free and as such, mostly clear, dry and mild conditions are expected.
Friday started exactly as anticipated with overcast conditions and light snow falling area wide. Some unofficial snow totals have been filtering in on social media all day and the lower elevations of the Western Slope appear to remain below the 3″ category. Collbran had 2.6″, Redlands had 1.9″, Rifle had 1.8″, Grand Junction had 1.3″, Fruitvale had 1.4″, Fruita had 1.1″ and Clifton had reports of 1.0″ of snow today. Powderhorn Mountain Resort opened Friday with 1″ and closed with 4″! Friday night should remain partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 20s along with decreasing snow from northwest to southeast.
A clearing sky is expected Saturday morning and with that clearing and the recent snowfall there is an expectation of fog Saturday morning. The weekend will be sunny and dry with mild temperatures at or near the seasonal average in the upper 30s. This quiet pattern will continue into the early Monday when there is an indication of another system dropping in over the ridge of high pressure (established to our west) and sliding into the our region by Tuesday. This could bring about our next round of unsettled weather.