Snow, cold on tap for Aspen
September 29, 2009
ASPEN – Much colder temperatures and snow are expected to move into Colorado Wednesday, ending Aspen’s recent streak of warm, sunny days.
Up to 6 inches is possible in town by Thursday, with higher amounts in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. While Aspen has already seen traces of autumn snow, and new snowfall lingers in the high country, this week’s accumulations could be the most significant of the season so far.
The forecast calls for much colder temperatures to move into the area Wednesday afternoon and night, along with rain and snow. Snow levels will drop below 7,500 feet by Thursday morning (Aspen is at 7,900 feet), according to the weather service.
Wednesday’s highs in Aspen will slide into the 50s, with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Lows in the 20s are predicted Wednesday night, with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the weather service. Another 1 to 3 inches are possible Thursday, with highs of 25 to 35.
Mostly cloudy skies and lows in the 20s are expected Thursday night, with partly cloudy skies and highs of 35 to 45 on Friday. Partly sunny skies are forecast Saturday with highs in the 40s, but a chance of rain and snow showers is back in the forecast Saturday night, according to the weather service.
In the lower valley, including Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, rain and snow showers are forecast Wednesday night and Thursday. No snow accumulations are expected. Partly cloudy skies are predicted Friday, with highs in the 50s. Saturdays highs will warm to 55 to 65, with mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said.