On the eve of the first day of winter, a dense fog blanketed the city early Friday, frosting trees and bushes with a glistening coat of ice crystals and transforming Colorado Springs into a winter wonderland.
But Jack Frost won't be staying long.
The frosty, cold weather should last through the weekend, with a 30 percent chance of snow Saturday and highs in the 30s going into Sunday morning.
Temperatures are expected to rise into the 50s on Monday and Tuesday. However, a cold front will move in on Christmas Day, Wednesday, which will bring a slight chance of snow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Stark.
Any precipitation will be welcome because December has been a dry month so far, seeing only 2.9 inches of snow and record high temperatures last week.
The city has so far received about 30 inches of snow this year, roughly 7 inches less than the average for this date.