Regional Weather Synopsis
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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NZUS99 KGJT 161156 RRA
SYNGJT

FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO, HERE IS THE LATEST WEATHER
SYNOPSIS.

TODAY WILL BE ANOTHER UNSEASONABLY WARM DAY ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND
WESTERN COLORADO. AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING
INCREASED CLOUD COVER AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
TODAY, WITH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 50 MPH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH
VALLEYS. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING,
BECOMING HEAVIER AND MORE WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND THROUGH
FRIDAY. INITIALLY, ELEVATIONS GREATER THAN 9 TO 10 THOUSAND FEET
WILL SEE SNOW, BUT WILL LOWER TO AROUND SIX THOUSAND FEET ACROSS THE
NORTH BY FRIDAY, WITH HIGHER SNOW LEVELS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS. SNOW TOTALS ACROSS THE WESTERN COLORADO
MOUNTAINS GENERALLY BETWEEN 6 TO 14 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED HEAVIER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE FAST MOVING SYSTEM WILL BE OUT OF THE REGION
BY LATE FRIDAY EVENING. A DRY AND COOL WEEKEND WILL FOLLOW, AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE REGION.



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