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Dry and mild conditions will continue today for most areas, although a few light mountain showers will be possible by late afternoon. A cold front on Saturday will bring several inches of mountain snow, a chance of valley showers and slightly cooler temperatures. Drier and warmer weather begins Sunday lasting through the first part of the coming week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Mostly sunny skies and slightly above normal temperatures will be widespread today across the region for the first official day of Spring. Clouds will increase Friday with a weak weather disturbance bringing some mid to high clouds across the area. The next chance of precipitation will be on Saturday as a weak cold front sags into the region. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Quiet weather will persist over the next few days. Temperatures will rebound to near normal today as drier air moves into the region. Clouds will increase again on Thursday afternoon with the next chance of precipitation over the mountains on Friday evening. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A weather system centered over Wyoming is bringing moderate to heavy snow to parts of northwest and north-central Colorado this morning. Steady snow this morning will become showery in nature around noon today. Temperatures will remain 10 to 15 degrees below normal today before rebounding on Wednesday. Dry and warmer weather arrives tomorrow and persists through the end of the week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

High winds return today ahead of a cold front which will quickly move through the region this evening. High wind warnings and advisories have been issued through 9pm today for much of eastern Utah and western Colorado. Peak wind gusts of 40-55 mph will be common for valleys with mountain gusts of 55-65 mph. Snow showers are expected over the north central mountains tonight, where a winter weather advisory is out for tonight through Tuesday night. The wind will calm down late tonight after the cold front moves through and cold air settles into the region. Dry and warmer weather arrives later this week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

After fair weather tonight and Monday morning, windy conditions arrive Monday afternoon/evening as a strong cold front passes through. Peak wind gusts of 40-55 mph will be common for valleys with mountain gusts of 55-65 mph. Showers will also develop Monday afternoon through Tuesday, mainly over the higher elevations with a few inches of snow possible in the mountains. Dry and warmer weather arrives the latter half of this week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

After a cold start to the day, temperatures will recover nicely this afternoon as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the northwest. Some clouds may spill over the north through the afternoon. The ridge sinks to the southeast tonight and winds begin to increase as the next northern Pacific storm makes landfall. The storm passes late Monday night with strong winds and shower developing through the afternoon and overnight. Snowfall will favor the northwest Colorado mountains. Showers will end on Tuesday. Temperatures recover to above normal Thursday into Friday. The next storm may impact the region towards next weekend. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

The first of a series of northern Pacific storms will work through eastern Utah and western Colorado today. Gusty winds will be widespread and periods of snow and blowing snow will continue over the Colorado Mountains into this evening. Mountain travel may be difficult at times. After a cold start, Sunday will be sunny with near normal afternoon temperatures. The second Pacific storm will bring increasing winds and northern showers by Monday afternoon. Snow will spread across the Colorado Mountains Monday night and Tuesday. A third Pacific storm may affect the forecast area late next week. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A weak Low pressure system will track across Arizona today bringing a rain snow mix to the Four Corners region. Afternoon snow level will be around 9000 feet. Wet mountain snow may create hazardous driving conditions over Lizard Head, Coal Bank, Molas, Red Mountain, and Wolf Creek Passes. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms are possible in Southwest Colorado. A more robust Pacific storm will approach from the northwest overnight. Its cold front will work through northeast Utah and western Colorado Saturday morning. Gusty winds and periods of snow are expected through the day for all but southeast Utah. Blowing snow in the mountains may produce hazardous travel. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A weak low pressure system in central California will move through Arizona tonight and southern New Mexico Friday. Showers will begin across the southern mountains this afternoon. A mix of light rain and snow is possible in the southern valleys tonight with snow accumulations above 8000 feet. A second disturbance will dive through northwest Colorado Friday night through Saturday evening with showers favoring the northern and central Colorado. Snow amounts for the weekend storm are expected to range from 3 to 6 inches, mainly over northwest Colorado. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A weak portion of Tuesday?s storm system has settled into southern Nevada with a weak tail of its energy stretched across southern Utah and southwest Colorado. Sunny skies will dominate except for some afternoon clouds over the southern mountains. The Nevada low will move through Arizona and New Mexico late Thursday into Friday bringing a chance of showers to the south. Snow levels will be around 8000 feet MSL. A second disturbance will dive through northwest Colorado on Saturday with showers favoring the northern and central Colorado. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A fast moving storm will bring snowfall to the northern mountains today. Lower elevations will also have snow?mainly in the morning, though accumulations will be light. Meanwhile, southwest Colorado and southeast Utah will be partly sunny but cooler. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A Pacific storm system will move across the forecast area tonight and Tuesday. Southwest winds will increase this afternoon ahead of the storm. Then in the evening mountain snow and valley rain will develop over the north. Precipitation will spread southward overnight and on Tuesday, with snow dropping into the northern and higher valley bottoms. By late Tuesday, the northern mountains will have received the best snowfall accumulations. Also high temperatures on Tuesday are expected to be much cooler. Drier conditions will develop on Wednesday then continue through next weekend, with temperatures rebounding. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

A ridge of high pressure will slide southward across the area today for warm and dry conditions. The next weather disturbance will then move onshore over the Pacific northwest on Monday. This disturbance and its associated cold front will sag south-southeast across eastern Utah and western Colorado Monday night and Tuesday bringing snow to the mountains and a chance of rain to the valleys. The northern and central mountains, and their adjacent valleys will be favored. Much cooler temperatures are expected on Tuesday behind the front. Warmer and drier conditions will again take hold on Wednesday, then continue through the remainder of the period. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

As yesterday's low pressure disturbance moves southward across New Mexico today, areas of snow will continue over the San Juan Mountains, and to a lesser extent over the central mountains near the Continental Divide. Drier air will move in from the north as a high pressure ridge approaches. Therefore mostly sunny conditions will prevail across the northern portion of the forecast area. Sunny and warmer conditions are expected area-wide on Sunday as the ridge passes. The warming trend will continue on Monday as winds begin to increase ahead of the next storm system. This low pressure trough and its associated cold front will bring the next chance of mountain snow and valley rain to the area Monday night through Tuesday. The northern and central mountains will be favored. Cooler temperatures are also expected on Tuesday behind the cold front. A weaker disturbance may brush the south on Wednesday, with warmer conditions for the end of the week. (Please visit http://w! eather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Unsettled weather today with mountain snow showers and scattered valley rain showers. Mixed rain and snow showers for the higher valleys with the snow level ranging from 6500 feet north to 7500 feet south. Isolated thunderstorms are expected over southwest Colorado this afternoon. Improving conditions tonight and Saturday but scattered light snow showers will linger in the high country. After a sunny day on Sunday, an approaching cold front brings breezy conditions Monday afternoon. By Tuesday, unsettled weather returns with snow likely for the northwestern Colorado mountains. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

The next storm system in the west will arrive to eastern Utah and western Colorado this evening. Snow will spread across the eastern Uinta mountains by sunset as a cold front makes it way south through the night. Snow coverage and intensity will increase across the northern and central Colorado mountains by midnight...with the southern mountains seeing moderate snow by sunrise. Snow amounts may reach up to a foot in favored locations of the northern mountains as colder northerly flow moves in behind the front. Mountain valleys will see snow but generally in the 3 to 5 inch range with 1-3 inches expected over the Yampa river valley from Hayden to Maybell. Below 5500 feet the precipitation should stay in the form of rain. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Sunny and mild conditions today with high pressure covering the region. Clouds will increase from the northwest on Thursday as the next weather system arrives Thursday night and Friday. Snow is expected to return to the high country with the 6 to 12 inches possible across the northern mountains. Lesser snow amounts are expected for the southern mountains. However, mountain travelers should be prepared for winter weather with ice and snow packed roads late Thursday night and Friday. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

Pacific moisture directed at the northern Rockies and a fast moving system will bring another round of snow to the eastern Utah and western Colorado mountains through this evening. The highest amounts of snow will be in the 4 to 10 inch range, above 8000 feet, from the Wyoming border to Rabbit Ears Pass and Vail Pass. Below 8000 feet in this area and other mountain ranges can expect 2 to 5 inches...with rain or a mix of rain and snow falling in the valleys. Some of the precipitation will be accompanied by isolated thunderstorms late this afternoon and early evening. Temperatures will be near or slightly above normal today...cooling off a few degrees for Wednesday. Season highs range from the mid 40s near Craig to the upper 50s near the 4 Corners...with 30s in the mountains. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)

An active week weather-wise as a steady progression of Pacific disturbances move inland across the west. A weak disturbance will bring some light snow to the Elkhead and Park Mountains and the Flattops today. Another disturbance on Tuesday taps Pacific moisture for more significant accumulating snow across the northern and central mountains with a chance of rain or snow in the central and northern valleys. After mostly dry weather Wednesday and Thursday, yet another disturbance will bring a chance of rain and mountain snow Thursday night and Friday. (Please visit http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.)