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.
Ellicott Schools will be starting late Monday to help students and faculty cope with the death of a young student.
A fourth grader at Ellicott Elementary died Thursday just after school let out.
"Because of this tragic event, and the implications that it will have on students, staff and the community, we will have a late start for students," elementary school principal Joe Torrez told 11 News.
School will begin at 10 a.m., with no morning preschool. Staff is asked to report to the school library at 8 a.m. for a meeting.
Torrez says school officials have reached out to the child's family "to provide any support that may be needed."
Counseling resources will be available Monday for students and staff.
A spokesman with the Sheriff's Office said the child died of natural causes and there is no criminal investigation.
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