Wednesday November 17, 2021 Forecast First

Weather Forecasts

Some of the coldest low temperatures for the season (Autumn 2021) are expected for the Western Slope tonight!

Clear and quiet with just a light breeze are the conditions expected Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Low temperatures will be below the seasonal averages for many locations. Grand Junction and Montrose have a middle 20s average for mid-November and the forecast is calling for upper teens and lower 20s. The Four P’s of cold weather should help you pay attention to the important issues tonight. In now particular order of importance, pets, plants people and pipes should be prepared for these frigid conditions! Bring the plants and pets inside, close your garage door, wrap pipes if they are exposed directly or to an outside wall and allow a steady low stream of water in a faucet if necessary. If you do get frozen pipes, let them thaw naturally. Do not forcefully heat them up or they will burst. Do you know where your main water shut-off valve is???

Mostly clear and mild Thursday will give way to increasing cloud coverage into Friday. The good news will be the temperatures are increasing slowly. The bad news is the cloud coverage will prevent ideal viewing of the near total lunar eclipse (maximum eclipse at 2:02 am November 19). There will be a total lunar eclipse in May of 2022! The cloud coverage is in response to another low pressure system passing by the state to our north. Minimal impacts and a mostly dry pattern. A third system will pass by again on Sunday in the same non-impactful manner. The temperatures will dip slightly in response. Temperatures should maintain a mild pattern heading into Thanksgiving and for now, it appears that dry conditions will reign.

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