A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather service from Monday morning through Tuesday evening for a strong spring snowstorm that has the potential to drop up to a foot of snow east of the Continental Divide and around 3 to 6 inches or more of snow in Grand County.
"This will be mostly a Front Range storm," said David Barjenbruch, a forecaster for the National Weather Service based in Boulder. "At this point, we will take whatever snowpack we can get."
The higher mountains surrounding Grand County could see more snow than the lower elevations, according to Barjenbruch. East of Grand County could also see slightly more snow than the Middle Park area.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch that will be in effect through Tuesday night. The new snow from the spring storm, accompanied with wind, could increase the threat of avalanches in the Front Range zone including Berthoud Pass as well as across the state.
On Monday, April 8, the avalanche danger for the Front Range zone was low on all aspects and elevations.