Channel 5 Weather
Quick Moving System Brings More Snow to Western Slope
For the first time in three nights, Grand Junction's low temperature stayed above zero and did not break a record low. Those above zero temperatures will continue Saturday evening as some active weather keeps valley inversions from developing. Widespread snow showers, strong at times, will push through the Western Slope during the overnight hours. Winter Storm Warnings continue for the Mesas, Uncompahgre Plateau, and Central Mountains through 6 a.m. Monday, where 8-16" is possible. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for the Grand and Uncompahgre Valleys through noon Sunday, and for I-70 from Debeque to Eagle, and the Roaring Fork Valley through 6 p.m. Sunday. The heaviest snow will fall late Saturday night through early Sunday morning. Light snow will continue in the high country through Sunday evening.
Skies will clear out for most of the work week which means valley inversions will develop once again. Expect below zero overnight lows for most locations Sunday night through at least Tuesday night.
Here are my forecast snow totals through Sunday:
Grand Valley: 2-4"
Uncom. Plateau: 8-16"
I-70 Parachute - Glenwood Springs: 2-5"
Basalt - Aspen: 4-8"
Central Mountains: 8-16"
Grand Mesa: 8-16"
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