Weather alert: Grand County could see 5 to 15 inches of snow by Friday |

Weather alert: Grand County could see 5 to 15 inches of snow by Friday

The National Weather Service in Boulder issued today a hazardous weather outlook for much of northwest and north central Colorado, including Grand County, noting that as much as 15 inches of snow could fall by Friday.

Snow will spread across the mountains late Thursday afternoon and evening as a moist Pacific storm system reaches the state.

Snow will become heavy at times, first in the Rabbit Ears Pass area this evening, and later tonight into Friday morning in the I-70 Mountain Corridor, according to the NWS.

Before the snow arrives, winds will gust in the 40 to 50 mph range over most of the higher mountains, and up to 65 mph above timberline on the Front Range. These winds will diminish somewhat tonight, though the higher elevations will still be windy.

Travelers should expect snow covered roads, especially over the higher mountains, and be prepared for possible delays.

How much snow fell? Grand County daily snow totals from winter 2017-18

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