El Paso County could get a light snow dusting this weekend, but northern Colorado will likely get hit much harder, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.
Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing late Friday and into Saturday morning, prompting a freeze watch for northern El Paso County, including Black Forest and Monument, meteorologist Randy Gray said.
"There will be a 20 percent chance of rain showers Thursday night through Friday night, with temperatures in the low 20s in northern parts of El Paso County," Gray said.
Daytime temperatures for Friday will only rise to the low 50s for most of the Pikes Peak Region and Gray said elevations above 11,000 ft. could get up to three inches of snow.
Teller County could see up to two inches of snow in some areas and chilly temperatures from Thursday night through Saturday.
Severe weather could add to Boulder's woes as relief efforts from last month's devastating floods continue and a winter storm warning will go into effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday, Gray said.
The weather service's forecast calls for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts of Boulder County and between six to 12 inches in Grand County and Rocky Mountain National Forest.
Temperatures will rise significantly to the low to mid 50s Saturday and into the low 70s Sunday for most of El Paso and Teller counties, Gray said.
"This is the first major snowfall of the season, so it's significant," Gray said. "People could want to head up north for the weekend and it's important that they prepare for the weather."