Snowstorm expected in central mountains

PUEBLO – A storm is expected to bring up to 10 inches to some of Colorado’s central and southern mountains.

The National Weather Service says snow could be heavy in the eastern Sawatch Mountains and western Mosquito range above 11,000 feet through Wednesday night, but no accumulation reports were immediately available. Along the Front Range, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway reported that one or two inches of snow had fallen on the 14,011-foot peak near Colorado Springs.

In the city and other parts of the state, the precipitation fell as rain, raising the possibility of flooding in the area burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire. That blaze destroyed 346 homes and killed two people and left the ground vulnerable to erosion but no serious flooding has been reported.

The moisture and cooler temperatures that accompanied the store were a welcome change after the hottest summer on record in Colorado and a busy wildfire season.