A record low temperature was set for Grand Junction (and near Craig, CO) Tuesday April 20, 2021.
The temperatures can only get better/warmer from there and this weekend will be case and point! Until then, there is another round of unsettled weather anticipated for the Western Slope for the midweek. Timeframe is Wednesday morning for High Country Snow and Thursday for lower elevation/valley rain showers. Not a locked in guarantee, but some light rain showers will be possible for a few western and central locations before the end of this work week. Clouds will be the first thing on the increase Wednesday, followed by temperatures warming to near seasonal averages (middle 60s). This next weather maker is pulsing in from the southwest and areas further to the south will have to contend with dry and very windy conditions because the moisture is making a run for the Divide. Wind speeds will maintain a healthy 20-30 mph zone and temperatures for some active locations should cool temporarily. Decreasing cloud coverage will commence Friday and this weekend the temperatures will steadily warm up beyond the average with dry in place. You should make plans to be outside!