Aspen under storm warning |

Aspen under storm warning

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – After a spate of shirtsleeve weather this week, Aspenites may be reaching for their snow boots on Friday.

The mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass are under a winter storm warning, in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The agency is predicting snow accumulations of more than a foot, along with gusty winds and the potential for snowpacked and icy roads.

Lingering pleasant weather Thursday is supposed to give way to snow and rain showers in the evening, and then snow showers after midnight, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Friday will bring colder temperatures, with snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and highs of 25 to 35, according to the weather service. More snow is likely overnight Friday, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and lows of zero to 10 above.

Saturday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy skies are expected Saturday night and Sunday; Sunday’s highs will be in the 40s, the weather service said.

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