Strong cold front bringing heavy snow to mountains

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - It's not spring just yet.

The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warnings for 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday for Aspen and Bail, with eight to 18 inches of snow possible before it's all over.

Along the Front Range, snow was expected to start falling late Thursday and into Friday, although warm temperatures this week might keep snow from accumulating early on.

Forecasters also expect heavy snow Friday in the upper Arkansas River Valley, with up to a foot of snow possible for lower elevations and eight to 18 inches above 9,000 feet. Winter Storm Warnings there, the Leadville area, and parts of El Paso County run from early Friday through early Saturday.

Grand Junction weather Friday shows rain and snow likely in the morning, then a chance after noon. But snow accumulation is unlikely. Saturday will be mostly sunny, but temps will be lower than we’ve seen this week, somewhere in the 40s. Sunday’s highs will be in the 50s.

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