Big snow headed for mountains, mix of rain and snow in valley

Another powerful winter storm is headed for Colorado’s high country, with forecasters calling for up to two feet of snow in some areas by Saturday night.

A winter storm warning is in place until 6 p.m. Saturday for several mountain ranges in west-central and northern Colorado, including Grand and Battlement mesas, the Elkhead and Park Mountains, the Gore and Elk Mountains and the West Elk and Sawatch Mountains. Snow will increase late this afternoon and evening and continue through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

One to two feet could accumulate by Saturday night, with the greatest amounts on west-facing slopes. Winds could gust up to 25 mph, primarily above timberline or exposed areas, the Weather Service said.

In Grand Junction, forecasters are calling for a chance of rain and snow every day through the weekend and highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.


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