KUSA - Wicked winds blasted through the foothills Thursday evening and Friday morning with some peak winds gusting up to 80 mph. Conditions will gradually improve through Friday evening with less wind and less snow in the mountains.
Peak Wind Gusts Across Colorado
Although the heaviest snow has fallen in the high country, icy and snow-packed roads can still be expected. Parts of the central mountains, including Aspen, Vail, Skyway and Crested Butte, will continue to see lighter snow showers with additional accumulations of up to 4 inches. Other travel hazards include reduced visibility and blowing snow. Winds could gust up to 30 mph in higher mountain passes.
Winds will decrease throughout the day for the foothills and Front Range as temperatures linger in the 60s. Isolated storms are still possible on the eastern plains through this evening, and ending before midnight.
Skies are expected to become partly cloudy overnight and through Saturday morning. The weekend weather will bring drier conditions and warmer temperatures. The next weather system will arrive by Sunday afternoon, bringing a chance for a wintry mix for the mountains and a chance for rain for the Front Range and plains.
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