Colorado high country bracing for snow |

Colorado high country bracing for snow

VAIL, Colo. (AP) – It’s not spring just yet.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday for Aspen and Vail, with 8 to 18 inches of snow possible before it’s all over.

Along the Front Range, snow was expected to start falling late Thursday and into Friday, although warm temperatures this week might keep snow from accumulating early on.

Forecasters also expect heavy snow Friday in the upper Arkansas River Valley, with up to a foot of snow possible for lower elevations and 8 to 18 inches above 9,000 feet. Winter storm warnings there, the Leadville area, and parts of El Paso County run from early Friday through early Saturday.

The northern mountains were also forecast to receive heavy snows starting around midnight and lasting through much of Friday.

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