KKCO, Grand Junction, Colorado We will get one more bout of snowfall from tonight through Friday morning thanks to another storm system. This one is different from the last one in that it will have a greater impact on the valleys.
Alerts for the weather
For the Uncompahgre Plateau, the Four Corners, the western San Juan Mountains in Colorado, the La Sal Mountains, and the Abajo Mountains in Utah, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 5 AM on Friday. For the Grand Mesa, Battlement Mesa, the Bookcliffs and Roan Plateau, the Flat Tops, and the Tavaputs Plateau, it is in effect until 2 PM. In certain places, visibility can occasionally drop to dangerously low levels owing to a combination of heavy snowfall and wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Depending on the region, there may be a fluctuation in the amount of newly fallen snow—up to 10 inches.
When to Expect Snow
In the valleys, there may be sporadic light rain into this evening. Tonight, a low pressure system is moving in from the southwest. Between 6 PM and midnight, snowfall will intensify in the Four Corners, the San Juan Mountains, and southeast Utah, extending as far north as Montrose, Nucla, and Moab. There will be further snow in the north through Grand Junction, Delta, and Crawford between midnight and three in the morning. The snow will start to break up between 9 AM and noon, then scattered snow will primarily persist over the higher hills. Areas of snow with sporadic dry places will track over our area through approximately midday. In the valleys, snow is likely on occasion, but it won’t be common or long-lasting. Before the snow stops moving south to north between 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, Friday night and most of Saturday are still possible for the scattered snow, which is primarily over the mountains.
Anticipated Snowfall Levels
There may be an additional 5 to 10 inches of snow on top of the mountains. In the highlands, some locally larger amounts might be conceivable. Generally speaking, the valleys receive one to three inches, but larger quantities of up to five inches are conceivable in some places.
Our Upcoming Twenty-four Hours
It will be cloudy this evening with sporadic rain or snow and increasing snowfall from the south to the north after six o’clock. By 6 PM, the temperature will drop from the lower 40s to the mid-to-upper 30s. Overnight, the likelihood of snow increases. By morning, lows will be in the mid-teens throughout northwest Colorado and over the mountains, and they will be close to 28 degrees around Grand Junction, 23 degrees around Montrose, 27 degrees around Delta, 19 degrees around Cortez, and 32 degrees around Moab. Friday morning brings widespread snowfall, but by midday, the snow will become less dense and more dispersed throughout the region. The highs will be in the lower 30s over Northwestern Colorado and the 20s and 30s in the mountains. Grand Junction will see highs close to 40 degrees, Montrose 36 degrees, Delta 39 degrees, Cortez 35 degrees, and Moab 40 degrees.