Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
DENVER (AP) -- Four people have now died of avalanches in Colorado this winter, following three deaths in separate incidents on Sunday.
The deaths include a man who was snowmobiling with his brother near Buffalo Pass in Jackson County. The surviving brother was found Monday near a snow cave where he took shelter.
Two skiers also died in slides on Sunday, including one who was caught in a small avalanche on open terrain at Mary Jane Mountain in the Winter Park Ski Resort.
Avalanches deaths at ski resorts are extremely rare. At least two reported have been since 2005.
The avalanche danger remained high in many of Colorado's mountains on Tuesday. A portion of Interstate 70 on Vail Pass was set to temporarily close for avalanche control work. Significant backups are expected.