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Weather may get wetter yet

Ryan Graff

Glenwood Springs’ weather will stay wet – and may get wetter. The only break in precipitation for Glenwood should come today, said Brian Avery, a hydrologist and meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The break won’t last long, though, with “another system coming in and intensifying over the weekend,” Avery said. The precipitation might get wetter, though, with a mix of rain and snow in the forecast for Saturday night, Sunday and Monday. The January precipitation this year is a welcome break from recent years, Avery said. The drought throughout much of Colorado the past few years made January and February, typically dry months, even drier, he said. Though snow and cold make it a bit harder to get out of bed some mornings, the moisture is good for the snowpack. The Upper Colorado River Basin has an average snowpack this year, Avery said. Enjoy the small break in the weather today, because snow and rain should return tonight and should continue into the work week, he said.


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