Forecasters Say Sunny Skies Ahead for Grand Valley

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With just over a month left in the season, winter is still finding plenty of chances to remind Grand Valley residents what time of year it is.

There wasn't much for snow plows to clear Friday morning as forecasters with the National Weather Service say only about a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of snow fell on the ground in the Grand Valley.

Early Friday morning, they say cold temperatures mixed with moisture from the snow created heavy patches of fog which gave drivers a rough time during the morning commute. By the afternoon, however, most of that fog cleared up and the sun shined for the rest of the day.

Meteorologists say they aren't calling for any more snow in the Valley until the middle of next week. Until then, they say we will see mostly sunny skies and temperatures rise into the 40s.

The mountains, however, are quite the opposite. High winds and blowing snow gave drivers a lot of trouble into Friday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for most of the central mountains including the Vail, Aspen, and Snowmass areas. That warning will be in effect until early Saturday morning.