...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon...
* location...the eastern San Juans above 10000 feet...the Spanish Peaks region and the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
* Cause and timing...a storm system moving through the Desert Southwest will bring abundant moisture northward into southern Colorado Friday and Saturday...leading to moderate to occasionally heavy snowfall over the region.
* Snow accumulation...over a foot of snow will be possible by late Saturday afternoon.
* Impact...roads will become icy and snow covered...making for hazardous travel conditions. Heavy wet snow will result in increased avalanche threat.
A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for severe winter weather conditions to develop.
Winter storms may have strong winds and reduced visibility due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow. Snow accumulations of over 8 inches in the mountains may occur. If you are planning to travel in the watch area during the time of the watch...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route. If you must travel in or through the watch area during the time of the watch...take along a winter survival kit.