Snow showers back in Aspen forecast |

Snow showers back in Aspen forecast

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” After a four-day spring warm-up that brought shirt-sleeve and shorts weather to the mountains, snow showers and colder temperatures are back in the forecast for Aspen and Snowmass, starting Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches Wednesday in Aspen, with highs in the 30s, and up to three more inches on Wednesday night. Thursday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a 20 percent chance of snow and highs again in the 30s (compared to Tuesday’s high of 60 degrees in Aspen).

Rain and snow showers, but no accumulations, are predicted in the lower Roaring Fork Valley, including Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Clear skies are expected to return to the valley Friday, with highs in the 40s in Aspen and 60s downvalley, but partly cloudy skies are forecast Saturday and mostly cloudy skies are expected Sunday. Weekend highs in the 40s are predicted in Aspen and Snowmass, but highs in the upper 50s or 60s are likely in Carbondale and Glenwood.

While snow showers loom for the Aspen area, a winter storm warning is in effect for parts of the Front Range of Colorado, including the foothills west of Denver, from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday. Some areas could see 5 to 10 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Additional accumulation is possible after the warning expires on Thursday morning.

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