Grand Junction is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. The name Grand refers to the original name of the Colorado River, with Junction for the Grands meeting of the Gunnison River. The Upper Colorado River from the confluence to the headwaters was renamed in 1921. Settled in the 1880’s, the Grand Valley became the home to a large fruit growing operation by the beginning of the 20th Century.
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Skies clearing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of light rain later in the day. High 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Sunshine and some clouds. High 37F. Winds light and variable.
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