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.
(Golden-AP) -- Firefighters continue working to control a
100-acre wildfire near an upscale suburban neighborhood northwest
of Denver tonight -- but officials lost a single-engine airplane
delivering retardant when it veered off a runway at the Jefferson
Authorities suspected a passing Union Pacific train sparked the
wildfire -- which forced the evacuation of about 90 homes.
Residents were allowed back in their homes about seven p-m -- but
were told to be ready to evacuate again if necessary.
Pilot Steven Whary of San Angelo, Texas, walked away from the
airplane accident but underwent tests at Avista Adventist Hospital
in Louisville as a precaution.
Elsewhere in Colorado -- a 14-hundred-acre wildfire on the
Southern Ute Indian Reservation near Durango was fully contained
and a 100-acre wildfire 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs was
moving toward the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.