Snow fell Thursday in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, giving an area south of Telluride its first dusting of snow this fall.
A strong cold front dropped into Southwest Colorado from the north about midnight Wednesday and pushed temperatures to as low as 27 degrees Thursday in Telluride.
“The cold’s going to be the big story,” Michael Charnick, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, told The Durango Herald. Friday’s lows are going to be in the teens in the (U.S. Highway) 160 corridor,” he said.
A drying trend was expected to follow the storm, with the next chance of precipitation in Southwest Colorado not expected until Oct. 16, Charnick said.
Temperatures dropped Wednesday 30 degrees in Cortez and 19 in Durango.