A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, 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 amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
The town of Vail has pulled out of an effort to relieve ski season parking problems by turning a softball field into a parking lot.
Officials say costs for the lot were skyrocketing. Under the proposal, overflow parking would have been added at Ford Park, about a mile east of the Vail parking garage. And, they add, it would have been up to taxpayers to cover the costs.
Vail's city council voted six to one not to support the idea.
The vote came after it came to light that restoring the softball field next spring after using it as a parking lot all winter would cost thousands and thousands of dollars.