Storm predicted to bring snow to high country, Front Range through Friday

14 Latest Forecast Very Wet Spring Storm Impacts Colorado Through Friday Night

Estes Park got buried with a May snow storm that caused power outages, road closures and dumped over 30 inches of snow only 10 days before Memorial Day.

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.

The Colorado National Guard, under executive order of Gov. John Hickenlooper, activated Thursday three "Snow Response Teams" to support local emergency responders in Douglas, Larimer and Weld counties.

Conditions eased up Friday, but some problems remain.

Before noon on Thursday, Conifer has already seen at least a foot of snow, Castle Rock three inches, Aurora one inch and Louisville two inches.

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

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Several high school graduation ceremonies in the Denver area were postponed due to the storm, KUSA-TV said.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a Special Avalanche Advisory for the mountains roughly north of Interstate 70 and, mostly, east of the Continental Divide. More rain is expected Friday.

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.

In Denver proper, forecasters are still calling for up to 6 inches of snow to pile up by the end of the storm.

Friday's highs in the metro area should hang around the lower 40s, dropping down to the low 30s at night, she said.

The high is 43 degrees today. The tournament in suburban Denver will now have to be condensed into just Saturday and Sunday. Cover up your plants properly as tender vegetation and above ground sprinkler systems may be damaged. Saturday is partly sunny with a high of 59 degrees.

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