Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Rain showers likely in the morning...then rain showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
... Widespread precipitation and strong winds this weekend...
A strong late season wintry storm will bring strong winds and widespread showers to the region this weekend. Southwest winds will become gusty Friday into Saturday. Moisture increases over the forecast area Friday night into Saturday. Colder unsettled air on Saturday brings increasing showers with late-day thunderstorms possible. Snow accumulations are possible in the higher mountains.
Snow levels plummet Saturday evening when a strong cold front sweeps through the region. There is the potential for heavy snow in the mountains with accumulation into the higher valleys. Snow showers may linger in the Colorado mountains and high valleys into Monday.
Travel this weekend may become difficult through the mountains and possibly even higher valley locations due to accumulating snow and blowing snow. Monitor the latest forecasts on this developing weather system at our website www.Weather.Gov/gjt.
Statement as of 5:01 am MDT on April 24, 2014
... New low temperature record set...
At 4:54 am, the temperature in Grand Junction, as measured at the Grand Junction regional Airport, dropped to 28 degrees. This sets a new record low temperature for April 24, breaking the old record of 29 degrees, last reached in 1958.
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