... Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
freeze watch... which is in effect from late Wednesday night
through Thursday morning.
* Timing... cold air will be filtering into Colorado behind a cold
front Wednesday night. As skies clear from west to east
overnight temperatures are expected to quickly fall. Timing of
the clearing skies will have an impact to how low temperatures
actually fall. Confidence is highest for below freezing
temperatures in the northern valleys of Colorado and the
Gunnison basin. Low temperatures here will fall to near 30 or
below during the early morning hours on Thursday.
* Temperature... falling to the mid to upper 20s... with localized
areas possibly hitting the lower 20s in the western Yampa River basin.
* Impacts... temperatures below freezing for several hours will
damage sensitive vegetation. Also outside water line could
freeze... precautions to prevent this should be taken tomorrow
A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.