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A snowy Monday, the day before summer solstice

The unofficial snow report from a picnic table at Arapahoe Basin shows 6 new inches Monday morning. The ski area is closed this week but will be open Fri-Sun through Fourth of July weekend.

DENVER (AP) – Winter weather is returning to Colorado, just a day before summer officially begins.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kalina in Boulder says several inches of snow have already begun falling in Colorado’s high country.

Kalina says it affects most of the northern and southern Rocky mountains in Colorado.

Weather forecasters warned 3 to 8 inches of snow is expected at higher elevations. The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Campers are being warned to be prepared for unseasonably cold conditions to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.

.Ryan Drake at the Colorado Department of Transportation said some mountain passes are icy, but no serious problems have been reported.