One storm on its way out, another approaching

A storm that dropped several inches of snow in the higher elevations of western Colorado and a mixture of snow, rain and hail in the Grand Valley is on its way out, but another system is expected to arrive in time for the weekend.

A winter weather advisory in effect for most of the mountain ranges of the Western Slope expired at noon, with National Weather Service forecasters predicting 6 to 12 inches of snowfall by the conclusion of the storm.

There will be a break tonight and Friday before another storm pushes in Friday night. No estimates have been given yet for snowfall totals, but the Weather Service posted on its website that the system “could bring significant mountain snowfall with a mix of precipitation types across the valleys.” The northern and central mountains will bear the brunt of the storm.

Here in Grand Junction, today’s high is expected to reach 50 degrees. Highs will remain in the 50s through the beginning of next week.


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