The fall colors are starting to emerge and the smell of winter is in the air. Ski season is just around the corner and the west could get its first taste of winter this week.

Related: 2018 Winter Weather Forecast | Long Range Prediction From NOAA

The flakes could start flying as early as Thursday evening late in the northern Rockies with Montana and Wyoming scoring the bulk of the September snowfall.

Odds are increasing for significant precipitation to go along with much cooler temperatures to end the week!” – NWS Billings, MT

Colorado should see snow mostly above 11,000 come Saturday, September 16th. North of the border could also see snowfall with the Canadian Rockies lining up for what should be the first winter storm of the season.

Grand Teton, WY: 

Borah Peak, ID

Granite Peak, MT

Capitol Peak, CO

[Cover Image: Early snowplow duty on Independence Pass | Photo from: Aspen/Snowmass]

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