Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Wet weather lingering in Colorado Springs area

Wet weather lingering in Colorado Springs area

According to Boulder-based powder forecaster Open Snow, Arapahoe could get up to 3 feet of snow by Saturday.

The resort still plans to be open through June 4, but if snow continues to stick, this closing day might be pushed further into the summer, Isaac said.

Starting early Thursday morning, snow began to fall and blanketed the Estes Valley.

Conditions eased up Friday, but some problems remain.

As Unofficial Networks reported, Timberline Lodge in OR has seen over a foot of new snow in the past three days, and Squaw Valley in California is seriously considering staying open all year.

USA 6 is closed due to hazardous conditions at the Loveland Pass.

Widespread rain is expected across eastern Colorado, but no advisories have been issued for the plains. More rain is expected Friday. Vehicles caught in rising waters should be abandoned quickly.

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Colorado State University, which closed yesterday, has reopened but the school advised students to not park under trees and urged people to use public transportation instead of driving.

DIA was not experiencing any delays Friday morning.

The Weather Channel named the storm Winter Storm Valerie as part of its winter storm naming system. Friday night's predicted low is 32 degrees.

"Remember, if you have plants that you have planted or that are outdoors, you will want to cover them up to make sure they do not freeze Thursday night and Friday night", Gazette news partner KKTV reported Thursday.

The metro area should be free of storms over the weekend, although skies are expected to be mostly cloudy.

There is another chance for rain and thunderstorms on Sunday when the high temperature could reach 64 degrees.

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