Aspen forecast: clouds, rain, snow |

Aspen forecast: clouds, rain, snow

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Sunny skies settled over Aspen Tuesday after a day of rain in town on Monday brought more than a foot of fresh snow to the upper slopes of Aspen Highlands.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 16 inches at Highlands over the past 24 hours in its Tuesday morning report. Aspen Mountain picked up 10 inches, Snowmass got 8 inches and Buttermilk had 3 inches.

Highlands was tops in the state, along with Silverton Mountain in southwestern Colorado, which also reported 16 inches. Also in double digits were Crested Butte with 13 inches, Monarch Mountain with a foot of new snow, and Keystone and Copper Mountain, which both matched Aspen Mountain’s 10 inches.

A chance of snow showers and rain returns to Aspen’s forecast for the remainder of the week. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday night, with lows of 15 to 25 and a 20 percent chance of snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, highs of 35 to 45, and a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon.

A chance of rain and snow, along with overcast skis, remain in the forecast Wednesday night and Thursday.

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