Scattered Showers Continue Through Friday Evening
A cold front moving in from the northwest is the culprit for the active weather across Colorado on Friday. Conditions have calmed down in Grand Junction now that the frontal boundary has passed to the south and east of the Grand Valley. However, isolated showers are expected to continue behind the cold front through the first part of Friday afternoon. By Friday evening, the lower valleys will be in the clear.
In the high country, a winter storm warning is in effect through 8 p.m. Friday for the Grand and Battlement Mesas. Winter weather advisories continue until 6 p.m. Friday for the Flattops, Elkhead, and Park Ranges, and until 8 p.m. Friday for the West Elks, Elk, Gore, and central mountain valleys. Snow will likely accumulate along Interstate 70 Friday through Saturday morning between Vail and Denver. In Aspen and Snowmass, about 3-6” of snowfall is possible through Friday night.
A ridge of high pressure will clear out skies on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be seasonable on Saturday. However, Sunday and Monday will likely be quite mild with highs in the low to mid 60s for Grand Junction
Air Quality in Grand Junction as of 11 AM Friday is listed as good with a score of 26/500 according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Conditions are forecast to remain good on Friday.
Blue Air Quality has been issued by the Mesa Co. Health Dept. No burn restrictions are in place this time. This is the final update for winter 2013-2014. Advisories will resume November 1st, 2014.
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