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.
Republican Senator Wayne Allard wants like to see Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee replace Trent Lott as Senate G-O-P leader. Lott stepped down from the leadership role earlier today because of fallout from a comment he made lamenting Senator Strom Thurmond's failed bid for president in 1948. Thurmond ran as a segregationist that year. Allard says Lott did the right thing for the country, the Senate and the party by stepping down as majority leader. He says he looks forward to working with Republican colleagues in selecting a new majority leader, and he is currently giving his endorsement to Frist. Colorado's other Republican senator -- Ben Nighthorse Campbell-- didn't return a telephone message seeking comment.