Sure, it’s still basically shorts and t-shirt weather here in Denver, but head west and you’ll find something a little bit different.
A photo posted by Colorado State Patrol shows icy roads on Rabbit Ears Pass, where temperatures were in the 30s and snow was falling.
While snow in the mountains is the norm during this time of year, on the Front Range, it’s a slightly different story.
The average first snow in Denver isn’t typically until mid-October.
The earliest it has snowed in the Mile High City? On Sept. 3. That happened in 1961.
Even though it didn’t snow this September, temperatures are expected to get cooler this week. A disturbance Wednesday into Thursday will drop temperatures considerably – and if they get close enough to freezing, a rain/snow mix is possible on the Front Range Thursday morning.
Winter has returned to US 40 Rabbit Ears Pass! Please use caution and slow down! pic.twitter.com/T907bIz950— CSP Craig (@CSP_Craig) October 3, 2016