Vail under winter storm warning |

Vail under winter storm warning

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail Daily/National Weather ServiceSnow could begin in Vail tonight and continue through Friday with another storm expected Sunday night

VAIL –Rain, snow and heavy winds are likely tonight as a strong Pacific storm that could bring 8 to 16 inches of snow moves in to the Vail Valley, the National Weather Service says.

After a tough snow year, late-winter and spring have brought powder to Vail and Beaver Creek mountains. Vail Mountain is reporting 14 inches in the last seven days and Beaver Creek is reporting 11 inches.

As the storm moves in tonight, winds will pick up, temperatures will drop into the low 30s and one to two inches of snow is possible by morning, the Weather Service says.

The chance of snow showers Thursday is 80 percent and the high will only hit 40. Up to 3 inches of snow is possible during the day, the Weather Service says.

Travel over mountain passes could become hazardous due to heavy and blowing snow, the Weather Service says.

Snow and high winds should continue Thursday night, leaving behind another 1 to 2 inches. The low should drop to the low 20s, the Weather Service says.

Snow should linger in to Friday but the weather should clear on Saturday, the Weather Service says.

Another Pacific storm will bring widespread rain, snow and gusty winds to the region Sunday night and Monday, the Weather Service says.

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