A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
The United States Air Force Academy has reopened its gates to the public, three days after closing to visitors because of unspecified security concerns.
The 19,000 acre Air Force campus shut down Tuesday night after the Bush administration raised the color-coded domestic alert warning to orange, its second-highest level, based on intelligence warning of possible strikes.
Academy officials now say visitors will be allowed from 6:30 am until 8 pm, but could be subject to routine identification checks and random vehicle searches.
Events such as concerts and athletic events will also be open to the public, but visitors may encounter random searches at facility entrances.