3 to 5 inches expected in Vail
Rocky Mountain News
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” On the 200th anniversary of the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, the origin of a Pacific storm will quash the better angels of our weather in Vail.
Denver should see a high near 42 today, then see a chance of snow after 11 this evening.
Meanwhile, the mountains should see another round of snow coming from the west beginning this afternoon.
Most of the snow should be north of I-70, with west-facing slopes hit the hardest. Some areas could get 5 to 10 inches of snow before the storm moves east on Friday.
As the storm spreads over the plains early Friday, the northeast corner of Colorado will get the brunt.
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The area east of Weld and Morgan counties to the Nebraska border could get 4 to 10 inches of snow by late Friday. Sterling is expecting up to 4 inches today.
Snow should stop along the Front Range before noon on Friday, with most areas getting an inch or less. The afternoon high should reach 34.
There is another chance of snow on Saturday in Denver, when the high is expected to be 37.
A slight warming trend comes Sunday, which should be mostly sunny with a high of 42.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs right about at the seasonal average of 47.
Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs all are expecting 3 to 5 inches from today’s storm, then good chances of snow through Sunday.
Most of the highways around Colorado are dry, but at the higher elevations they are icy or snowpacked, including I-70 between Georgetown and Vail and Loveland, Hoosier, Berthoud and Tennessee passes.