Monday sets a record low temperature for January 14th at -12. The previous record for today was -7, set back in 1968. A strong inversion will push temps 10-25 degrees below normal, with wind chill values -25.
In Grand Junction, Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
In Montrose, Monday will bring a 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around -12. Wind chill values as low as -25. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western Colorado.
Day one: today and tonight.
Areas of light snow will continue through this morning across southwest Colorado, before ending this afternoon. Expect light accumulations of less than 2 inches from the San Juan mountains south to the New Mexico state line. Otherwise, very cold conditions will persist over the region through tonight.
Days two through seven: Tuesday through Sunday.
Very cold temperatures will continue to impact much of western Colorado and eastern Utah through midweek. A slow warming trend will then take place, mainly for the mountains as the valleys will continue to be impacted by strong inversions.
There is a slight chance for snow showers through Tuesday evening with only very light accumulations expected, mainly across the northern mountains.