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Snow, cold in Aspen forecast

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

National Weather ServiceClouds will be on the increase Saturday ahead of the next approaching storm system to the west. This system will spread snowfall across the northeast Utah mountains, and the northern and central Colorado mountains Saturday night through Sunday. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches will be possible in these areas. A second and stronger winter storm system is expected to bring widespread snowfall across the forecast area Monday and Tuesday, with precipitation favoring southern Colorado.

ASPEN – A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday for the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen, and up to 10 inches of snow is possible by Sunday evening in Aspen, according to the National Weather Service.

Clouds have moved in and 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected Saturday night, with lows of zero to 10 above. Snow is also forecast Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 7 inches in Aspen and highs of 10 to 20 degrees, along with west winds of 10 to 15 mph, gusting to around 30 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday night’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of snow with lows of 5 below to 5 above and wind-chill readings of 7 below to 17 below.

Snow is also likely Monday – 4 to 7 inches is expected – with highs of 15 to 25 and southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph, producing wind-chill readings of 9 to 19 below in the morning.

The weather service is calling for more snow Monday night and Tuesday, with partly sunny skies Wednesday and continued cold temperatures