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Snow, cold on tap for mountain areas


Much colder temperatures and snow are expected to move into Colorado today, ending the High Country’s recent streak of warm, sunny days.

Up to 6 inches is possible in the valleys by Thursday, with higher amounts in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. While the mountain areas have already seen traces of autumn snow, and new snowfall lingers in the High Country, this week’s accumulations could be the most significant of the season so far.

The forecast calls for much colder temperatures to move into the area Wednesday afternoon and night, along with rain and snow. Snow levels will drop below 7,500 feet by Thursday morning, according to the weather service.

Today’s highs in Summit County will slide into the 50s, with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Lows in the 20s are predicted for tonight, with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the weather service. Another 1 to 3 inches are possible Thursday, with highs of 25 to 35.

Mostly cloudy skies and lows in the 20s are expected Thursday night, with partly cloudy skies and highs of 35 to 45 on Friday. Partly sunny skies are forecast Saturday with highs in the 40s, but a chance of rain and snow showers is back in the forecast Saturday night, according to the weather service.

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