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Snow on tap for weekend

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SUMMIT COUNTY – Winter weather is likely to return to the mountains this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, snow showers beginning Thursday night will likely stick around through Sunday. Up to 6 inches of snow is predicted through Friday night.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the region – its forecast warns of potentially dangerous travel in the Colorado mountains Thursday through Sunday as a Pacific storm moves into the area.

The chance of precipitation today is 70 percent, with 1-3 inches of snow possible. The high will be near 36 degrees. Snow is likely Friday night as well, with a low around 15.

Saturday’s weather report predicts snow as well, cloudy skies and a high near 30. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Saturday night’s temperatures will dip to a low of 12, with a 60 percent chance of snow.

Snow in Summit County is predicted to continue through Sunday, and then peter off before Monday -predicted to be mostly sunny with a high near 33 degrees.

Snow totals for the Vail Valley could reach up to 10 inches this weekend.

For more weather information, check the National Weather Services website at

The Vail Daily contributed to this article. Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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