Incoming rounds of rain and snow for the valleys and mountains of the Western Slope.
Grand Junction and Montrose will continue to experience cooler temperatures and rain chances scattered across the evening and overnight hours of Thursday. Some transition is expected to a wintry mix for Montrose, but minimal if any accumulation will be possible. A rain/snow mix could also begin the day for both locations, but by lunch all of the lower elevations will be looking at rain showers through the evening hours along with cooler temperatures and the wind. The Uncompahgre and the Grand Mesa will be under a Winter Weather Advisory through Friday night with a foot of new snow and blowing snow expected. Travel through the High Country will be tedious, make sure you are prepared for winter conditions.
Saturday and Sunday will have a lot more sunshine, drier conditions and temperatures that will jump out of the 40s/50s and into the 60s/70s! This will be a 3 day warming trend and there should be very few reasons to stay inside if you have been chomping at the bit to get out. The wind will still be considered breezy at times both afternoons (stronger Monday afternoon ahead of another round of unsettled weather). By the middle of next week, cooler temperatures will be in the forecast as a cold front swings through.