DENVER — Summer officially departed Colorado at 2:02 p.m. on Friday during the Autumnal Equinox, ushering in fall, and soon to be weather commonly associated with the season.
Friday, appropriately, still felt like Summer, but the Denver7 First Alert weather team showed snow in the forecast for some foothills and mountain towns over the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, snow is expected to fall in towns around 8,000 feet in elevation, but on Monday, snow could dip to the foothills.
Weather records show the average first freeze in Colorado being Oct. 7, with the average first snow being Oct. 18.
So don't expect snow in the Denver metro just yet, as in the past three years, the first snow hasn't been before November. Last year, the first measurable snowfall fell on Nov. 17.
But the snowy weather isn't far away, nor is ski season. Many resorts will take this opportunity to test, or use, their snow-making machines.