By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – It will officially be fall just after 8 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday and the new season will arrive with a pretty drastic change brewing in the weather.

A large storm system diving south from the Pacific Northwest promises to bring clouds, rain, cooler temperatures, and even some snow to Colorado over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort making snow on Wednesday (credit: A-Basin)

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort making snow on Wednesday (credit: A-Basin)

(credit: A-Basin)

(credit: A-Basin)

Western Colorado stands to see the brunt of the moisture and some of the high mountains west of the Continental Divide could even see light snow by late Thursday or early Friday.

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Denver will see a chance for some rain and a big drop in temperatures by Saturday with highs to end the week running 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the week began.

If the word “snow” in the title of this story made your heart skip a beat, don’t fret. Any snow that falls will stay in the highest elevations of our state.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.


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