On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

7-Day Zone Forecast for Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin
Issued by: National Weather Service Grand Junction, CO
Last Update: 1058 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

Rest Of Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 45 to 55. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55.

Labor Day Through Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 85. Lows 45 to 55.

Wednesday Through Friday: Mostly clear. Highs 75 to 85. Lows 45 to 55.

Zone Forecast: Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin

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