By Katie Dickson and Erin O’ConnellColorado Avalanche spokesman Mike Gorman said the storm was still developing but the storm has passed and that the Colorado Springs-area area has been under a mandatory evacuation order for the past few days.
The storm has brought heavy rain and winds, with the heaviest hail expected at the moment.
Gorman said that while the heavy snow was expected in the central part of the state by Sunday morning, the storm will likely shift into more of a mild rainstorm later in the week.
The National Weather Agency (NWS) has issued an advisory for Colorado Springs, where it is expected to continue moving east through the weekend.
Gerry Kavanagh, an Avalanche spokesman, said the severe weather is expected in southwestern Colorado Springs.
The NWS also issued an alert for areas of the Rocky Mountain region and the Northeast as a series of thunderstorms develop on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Granite Falls, Colorado, is expected at a high of 39 degrees on Saturday morning, and the city of Boulder is at 37.4 degrees, according to the NWS.
Colorado Springs is in the middle of a heavy winter storm season with high winds, freezing rain and a large number of snowflakes.
The city has been without power for a few days, but Gorman told reporters that power is back up and running for the first time in weeks.
A huge swath of the metro area has seen severe weather, with several large hail storms in the past two days, and Gorman reported that some of the hail is moving to the southeast and north-east.
Gopher said that the heaviest snowfall was in western Colorado Springs and western Boulder.
The area has a lot of roads blocked off and snow is falling in several places, Gorman added.
The city of Rocky Mountain has also been hit by a severe snowstorm that has dumped about 2.4 inches (5 centimeters) of snow in some areas.
The Colorado Avalanche tweeted that the storm is moving north and is expected by Saturday morning to move into the Rockies.