GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Short term forecast will call for calm, dry and warmer conditions on Saturday, but the next round of active spring weather should arrive in two rounds before the middle of next week.
Saturday’s forecast holds warmer temperatures with quiet conditions along the entire Western Slope. Even though the afternoon high temperatures will be above the average for early April, no records are expected and you should make plans to play outside. Mostly clear and mild for the start of the weekend will be as close to perfect spring weather as we can achieve. Temperatures should maintain fairly typical numbers (low 30s/low 60s) through next week, even as the next two spring storms roll through.
The first of this one-two storm combo happens Sunday, the second on Tuesday. Clouds will increase Sunday and rain/snow chances start to pop up (mountains zones first/lower elevations second). Mountains will likely remain as snow throughout Sunday morning and Monday morning, whereas the lower elevations could experience rain showers Sunday night into Monday. Timing will be important, so don’t risk waiting for Sunday to come around as the day to get outside and do things. Sunday could go unsettled earlier than anticipated. Tuesday will bring about the second round of storms for next week. Same scenario, rain down low and snow up top.