Grand Junction, Colorado (KKCO) – A Winter Weather Warning is in effect for Grand Junction tomorrow from 5 AM to 2 PM. Other locations may display these advisories until about 5:00 PM on Tuesday or Wednesday.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the San Juan area, including Silverton, Rico and Hesperas, from 5 AM tomorrow until 11 PM on Monday.
The next snowfall event arrives tomorrow and moves to the western slopes at midnight. Widespread snowfall in the morning will be concentrated in the San Juan Mountains. If you travel along Highway 550, you give way to a dangerous morning mobile commute. For Highway 50 from Grand Junction to Montrose, the roads can be wet and slippery, including around the town of Grand Junction. Additionally, on the western slope of I-70, roads can be covered with snow and commuting can be messy. Snowfall continues across the western slopes into the afternoon and moves eastward into the evening.
Areas along the Continental Divide and highlands will begin receiving moderate to heavy snowfall in the evening. From Vail it leads to Morrison, giving way to the I-70 snowy road that includes the pass. Snowfall will continue into the night as low pressure moves toward the northeastern part of the state.
Ultimately, the low pressure could push snowfall back along the western slopes and the Continental Divide on Tuesday. Snowfall will be more widespread in these areas rather than concentrated in a specific location. It will continue to make way for the cumbersome morning and evening commutes. Eventually, by Wednesday, the low could move out of state, reducing most of the snowfall in much of the valley and western slopes. Some highland mountains and areas could continue to see snowfall Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Snowfall varies from place to place. For our valleys, we could see anywhere from 1 to 3 inches. may exceed.
On Sunday afternoon, the sun will shine in the morning before the clouds settle in, and will continue tonight. As a result, today’s temperatures were the warmest in the next seven days, staying in the high 40s to he low 50s at Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta and Cortez. Tonight, temperatures will be in the high to mid 20s, with partly cloudy skies.
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