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.
Many stores and offices that cater to Fort Carson soldiers are feeling the penny pinch of their absence.
Some owners say business is down by as much as half and are considering shutting their doors.
A research firm estimates Colorado Springs' overall economy could lose as much as 222 million dollars while the soldiers are away.
But many owners say their concerns pale in comparison to those of families who risk the loss of a loved one.