Significant snowfall forecast prompts winter storm warning for Grand County |

Significant snowfall forecast prompts winter storm warning for Grand County

Grand County is under a winter storm warning as a spring storm is expected to bring several inches of snow to the area.

The National Weather Service in Boulder has forecast up to 16 inches of snow for north-central Colorado. Locally, the west, northeast and southeast ends of Grand County, above 9,000 feet, could see between 4 to 6 inches of snow by late Wednesday evening, according to the weather service. Snowfall will be heaviest in the mountains along and south of the I-70 corridor, reaching maximum accumulations of 16 inches by Friday morning.

Snow showers will increase in the mountains Wednesday afternoon into the evening, with periods of heavy snow occurring in the central mountains, according to the weather service.

The winter storm warning is set to expire Thursday afternoon.

Improving conditions and a gradual warming trend are expected from late Friday through the weekend, according to the weather service. Temperatures will return to near normal seasonal highs by Sunday.

Winter Park Resort’s Mary Jane territory remains open until Sunday.

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