Areas around Aspen and Snowmass above 8,500 feet could see up to 20 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

winter storm warning is in effect for most of the northern and central Colorado mountains from 6 a.m. Monday until noon Wednesday, the NWS’s Grand Junction said Sunday evening.

“Heavy snow (is) expected above 8,500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches expected,” the Sunday night update said. “Snow levels dropping to 8,500 feet by Monday evening. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.”

In addition to the Elk Mountains around Aspen, the warning includes the Elkhead and Park mountains, Grand and Battlement mesas, and Gore, West Elk and Sawatch mountains and Flat Tops.

Travel could be “very difficult to impossible over the higher mountain passes. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes,” according to the warning.

The forecast calls for stronger and numerous showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday night. Heavy rain, hail and strong gusty winds are expected over most of the area, according to the NWS. Storms will decrease by Wednesday afternoon.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Symphony in the Valley plans on concluding its historic concert season on a high note.

Taking place on Mother’s Day weekend, the performance, “Music That Connects Us,” appropriately features John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children.”

As part of the 25th-anniversary celebration, Aspen Choral Society and High Country Sinfonia will join Symphony in the Valley for three nights on three different stages.

The series kicks off May 10 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, and will include a rare third performance in Glenwood Springs this year, with the second concert in Rifle.Downvalley stops will be at the Ute Theater and Events Center, 132 E. Fourth St., in Rifle on May 11, as well as Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., on May 12.

Khalil Anderson, 20, is charged with vehicular eluding for leading Rifle Police on a car chase, a felony, and a host of misdemeanors, including reckless endangerment and reckless driving for the incident.

The suspected driver of a car police say nearly injured a young girl and sped up to 80 miles per hour near a Rifle school Monday afternoon is in custody on $15,500 bond.