Colorado expecting as much as 3 feet of snow in certain areas


Closer to Denver, Broomfield saw 4.8 inches of snow while Castle Rock received 6 inches, she said. Airline delays are possible through Friday at Denver International Airport. Any slope with eight inches or more of new or wind-drifted snow could be especially hazardous.

Officials are warning of very high avalanche danger in Rocky Mountain National Park after a powerful spring storm brought up to 42 inches (1 meter) of snow to the Colorado high country.

The storm has already closed mountain roads, forced the cancellation of Denver-area outdoor high school graduation ceremonies and left the Front Range wondering where the sunshine and warmth from earlier in the week had gone. The National Weather Service forecasted that the area could receive 36 inches by Friday evening.

The Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service is predicting Vail could see three to five inches of fresh snow in the daytime hours today, with another two to four inches overnight.

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A winter storm watch has been issued for Teller County, including Woodland Park and Cripple Creek, from tonight through Friday afternoon.

The weather service has canceled a winter storm warning for the majority of the plains, although the warning remains for Larimer County, the foothills and mountains, Sullivan said.

Saturday's high is expected to be in the low 60s in Durango, and Sunday's high will approach 70 degrees. Cover up your plants properly as tender vegetation and above ground sprinkler systems may be damaged.

The metro area should be free of storms over the weekend, although skies are expected to be mostly cloudy.