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 troops are members of the 571st Medical Company
Unfortunately, not everyone in the troop is returning home.
In May, Chief Warrant officers Brian Van Dusen and Hans Gukeisen and Corporal Richard Carl died when their black hawk helicopter crashed.
On Jan. 8, Chief Warrant officers Philip Johnson Junior, Ian Manuel and Sergeants Michael Diraimondo and Christopher Golby died when their black hawk crashed.
Some of the troops say the homecoming is bittersweet because of the loss of those soldiers.