Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Late-season storm winds down, leaving on-and-off rain and snow showers

Late-season storm winds down, leaving on-and-off rain and snow showers

A cold spring storm system is expected to bring heavy snow to parts of Colorado at the end of this week, including Teller County.

A-Basin woke up to 9 inches of new snow Thursday morning, and another 10 inches had fallen by 4:30 p.m., with more expected into Friday. The National Weather Service forecasted that the area could receive 36 inches by Friday evening.

Before noon on Thursday, Conifer has already seen at least a foot of snow, Castle Rock three inches, Aurora one inch and Louisville two inches.

With a big dollop of new snow, the avalanche danger is expected to increase through Friday night.

Douglas, Jefferson and Boulder counties could get 6 to 12 inches of snow.

Other areas of Colorado received just as much snow during the late-season storm. Similar amounts were reported in the mountain towns of Ward and Allenspark south of the national park.

All roads on the park's east side were closed Thursday because of the heavy snow.

Starting early Thursday morning, snow began to fall and blanketed the Estes Valley.

Arapahoe Basin is the only resort still open in Colorado, and on Instagram countless Colorado skiers have rushed to post photos and videos of all the snow that has dropped.

"The Colorado National Guard is eager to help support our communities", Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj.

The high is 43 degrees today. Saturday is partly sunny with a high of 59 degrees.

Rain showers are also possible on Monday and Tuesday of next week, when high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s, forecasters say.

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