05/19/2011 05:14 pm ET Updated Jul 19, 2011

Winter Storm Warning Issued By National Weather Service, Fourmile Burn Area Under Flood Watch

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management issued a statement on their website this morning that they are actively monitoring the weather conditions over the Fourmile Burn Area in Boulder County due to the heavy rain showers and thunderstorms today.

The combination of rain and snow is expected to continue into the evening delivering approximately .5 to 1.5 inches of water. OEM’s primary concerns are debris flows, flash flooding and erosion in the Fourmile burn area, but according to their recent Facebook page update, there is nothing of concern as of yet.

The National Weather Service has issued at Winter Storm Warning for the high country in western Colorado with widespread rain and snow reaching to 7000 to 8000 feet. Anyone planning any outdoor activities or travel to the high country near Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Telluride, Silverton and other high country mountain cities should expect winter conditions over the mountain passes, according to the issued winter storm warning.

4 to 8 inches of snow are expected today with winds heading southwest at 10 to 20 MPH. Visibility, especially in the heavy storm impact zones like the mountain passes is below 1 mile in snow and fog, making some travel above 8500 feet very hazardous or impossible, according to the warning. The winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 PM this evening.