Snow moving out, sunshine in Aspen’s weekend forecast |

Snow moving out, sunshine in Aspen’s weekend forecast

Staff and Associated Press reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – More thunderstorms are expected on Colorado’s plains and more snow is predicted for the mountains, although the widespread severe weather appears to be moving out.

Heavy rains, hail and tornadoes swept across the Denver metro area, northern Colorado and eastern plains Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a thunderstorm warning Wednesday for parts of southeastern Colorado.

More snow is expected in Colorado’s western and central mountains. Snowfall amounts ranged from 2 to 9 inches at elevations of 8,500 feet and higher Tuesday.

No snow fell in the city of Aspen Tuesday night, though the surrounding peaks received a fresh coat. Wednesday brought a mix of sun and rain in town.

Jim Pringle of the weather service in Grand Junction said some of the higher points could get a few more inches Wednesday.

The Aspen forecast calls for snow showers Wednesday night, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches at about 8,000 feet.

On Thursday, a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers is expected in the morning, giving way to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon with highs in the 50s.

Mostly sunny and breezy conditions are forecast on Friday, with highs in the 60s. Sunny skies remain in the forecast Saturday, with highs of 55 to 65.

Partly sunny skies are expected Sunday with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and highs in the 50s.

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