More snow for mountains; rain to wrap up in valley

Rain should end in the Grand Valley by this afternoon, but snow could continue to pile up in the higher elevations until this evening.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. today for many mountain ranges above 9,000 feet, including Grand and Battlement mesas and the Gore, Elk, West Elk and Sawatch Mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Forecasters say 5 to 10 inches of snow are expected, with as much as a foot at the highest elevations above 9,000 feet. Lesser amounts are expected below 9,000 feet. Powderhorn Mountain Resort reported on its Twitter feed that roughly 6 inches of snow had fallen by mid-morning.

Here in the valley, rain should end by 3 p.m. and the high will reach 52 degrees in Grand Junction. The forecast calls for warmer and drier weather this weekend, with highs climbing to around 60 by Sunday.


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