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Winter storm for Rockies and High Plains

A storm system over the northern Rockies will move eastward towards the High Plains by Christmas Day. The system will produce snow over parts of the Great Basin, Rockies and High Plains on Christmas. Some of the snow will be heavy, with hazardous travel conditions. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect in these areas.
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8 Miles SSW Rifle CO

7 Day Forecast

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Grand Junction, CO Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 21 °F

Christmas
Day

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Snow

High: 25 °F

Thursday
Night

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Snow

Low: 15 °F

Friday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Snow

High: 16 °F

Friday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

Low: 5 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 14 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 5 °F

Sunday

Chance Snow

Chance
Snow

High: 20 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Snow

Chance
Snow

Low: 13 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Snow likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Christmas Day Snow. High near 25. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Thursday Night Snow. Low around 15. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Friday Snow. High near 16. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Friday Night A 40 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
  • Sunday A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
  • Sunday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Monday A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.