Avalanche advisory issued that includes Front Range

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DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a special avalanche advisory that includes the Front Range.

A powerful, late-season spring storm is set to deliver rain in Denver and along the Front Range beginning Wednesday followed by heavy, wet snow.

The avalanche advisory is in effect through 5 p.m. Friday.

alert map

(Image: National Weather Service)

The advisory was issued because significant snowfall is expected over the next 48 hours.

Some areas could see up to 3 feet of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

“A powerful spring storm is developing Wednesday afternoon and this storm is forecast to bring significant snow to the San Juan Mountains and the eastern slopes of Colorado’s Front Ranges from Monarch Pass north to the Wyoming border,” the National Weather Service stated.

“Avalanche danger increases through Friday. Human-triggered avalanches are likely and natural avalanches are possible.”

The affected areas include the San Juan Mountains, the Sawatch Range, Mosquito Range, Pikes Peak and the Front Range.