May snows in forecast for Colorado, Aspen this week |

May snows in forecast for Colorado, Aspen this week

The Associated Press
and Aspen Times staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – Weather forecasters are keeping an eye on a storm that could bring up to two feet of snow to the north-central Colorado mountains this week.

The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to arrive Tuesday evening in Colorado and move across the state Wednesday. If temperatures dip low enough, areas near the Wyoming border could get more than two feet of snow.

There’s a winter storm watch Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon from an area covering Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown, Fairplay and Castle Rock.

In the Aspen area, the weather service is calling for a chance of rain and snow showers Monday night, with the snow level at 8,000 feet. Tuesday’s forecast calls for snow showers in the morning, then rain and snow in the afternoon, with a snow level of 9,500 feet and highs in the 40s.

On Tuesday night and Wednesday, snow is likely in the Aspen area, with accumulation of about an inch Tuesday night and 1 to 3 inches on Wednesday, according to the weather service. Light snow remains in the forecast Wednesday night; mostly cloudy skies and snow showers are forecast Thursday and Friday. Partly sunny skies return to the forecast on Saturday.