Storm total could reach 10 inches |

Storm total could reach 10 inches

Staff report
A skier plows through a powder stash at Aspen Highlands last month after a 23-inch storm blanketed the slopes.
Jeremy Swanson/courtesy photo |

The snow that fell on and off throughout the day Friday in Aspen is expected to continue through this afternoon.

Heavy snow began falling early-evening in Aspen on Friday, and forecasts call for another 3 to 6 inches through this afternoon. The storm is expected to move out of Colorado tonight, with the next one heading through from Tuesday through April 1, according to powder forecaster Joel Gratz, a meteorologist and founder of

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook calling for snow in the central mountains, which include Aspen and Snowmass, through “late Saturday afternoon,” followed by dry and breezy weather Sunday and Monday. Another chance for rain and snow moves into the area Tuesday through Thursday, according to The National Weather Service. forecasters are calling for 5 to 7 inches of new snow by dawn today, with 1 to 3 inches possible during the day. Highs will be in the 20s, and winds will be between 8 to 15 miles per hour.

Sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the 40s in Aspen, lows in the 20s.

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