Storm predicted to bring snow to high country, Front Range through Friday
20 May, 2017, 00:30
A May snowstorm continued to pound the central and northern Rockies on Friday, a day after burying portions of Colorado under three feet of snow.
In Denver proper, forecasters are still calling for up to 6 inches of snow to pile up by the end of the storm. Some rain is expected Friday morning with a daytime high around 60. A video posted to Instagram shows a group of residents making the most out of the snow by jumping on their snow buried trampoline and engaging in a friendly snow ball fight.
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of the Denver area through Friday afternoon. Farther south, 36 inches of snow has been reported in Allenspark, Colorado, about 65 miles northwest of Denver. Some mountain areas were reporting more than two feet of snow by early Thursday.
The storm was expected to produce an additional 4 to 8 inches in the San Juan Mountains, north of Durango.
Heavy snow was falling early Thursday morning at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in the foothills and the mountains, according to the NWS.
Arapahoe Basin, the only ski area still open in Colorado, was reveling in a foot or more of fresh snow.
The Daily Camera reports that shelters in Boulder re-opened for Wednesday and Thursday nights only, as goopy wet snow blanketed the region.
Again, this is what everyone in the eastern U.S.is dealing with. Temperatures should rise Saturday, with highs expected in the upper 50s and night lows in the upper 30s. Higher-terrain areas can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday.