Regional Weather Synopsis
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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

COLD MORNING TEMPERATURES AND PATCHY VALLEY FOG THIS MORNING WILL
GIVE WAY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES
TODAY THAN YESTERDAY, AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES IN.  CLOUDS
WILL INCREASE AND THICKEN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AHEAD OF THE
NEXT PACIFIC STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION.

THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS
AND MOST VALLEYS CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. SOME LOWER
VALLEYS MAY SEE RAIN MIXING IN WITH SNOW EARLY ON BEFORE CHANGING
OVER TO ALL SNOW LATE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING AFTER A COLD FRONT
PASSES THROUGH.

THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GREATLY IMPACT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ALONG INTERSTATE 70 AND OTHER MAJOR
HIGHWAYS. PASSES MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED
VISIBILITY ON CHRISTMAS DAY, FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.



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