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Here we go: First mountain snowstorm likely next week

Here we go, winter lovers.

After an exceptionally mild and dry few weeks, it looks like a more winter-like pattern moves into Colorado starting this weekend, with perhaps a stronger storm bringing more widespread snow and chilly weather by the middle of next week.

The second storm will probably bring the mountains their first healthy snowfall event of this winter season. And no, we're not just talking about a dusting at the highest elevations.

For starters, there'll be two separate storms creating the winter-like weather, the first of which arrives this weekend.

The first storm arrives from the Southwest this weekend, and an accompanying cold front will drop temperatures across Colorado on Friday and Saturday. That'll lead to some mostly light snow for elevations at or above 10,000 feet this weekend, mainly across the western half of the state.