We’re entering the final full week of October and more beautiful weather for exploring the great outdoors is in the works. The mountain will get to enjoy mostly sunny skies again today and decently warm temps as soon as the sun rises high enough the melt what little frost has accumulated overnight. High temps could reach the upper 50s this afternoon. Winds will be light today but are expected to gradually increase over the next 48 hours, gusting as much as 25mph come Tuesday night. At the same time we finally have our first rain chance in a while, and all would benefit if it came to fruition late Tuesday and lingering into Wednesday. After that, the remainder of the work week looks quite pleasant. This could be the last week to soak up any autumn colors in the lower elevations. As dry as it has been up here, it’s been even more so down below and in the gateway communities, causing some trees to go straight to brown. Drives to some of the mountain’s lower trailheads, like Cherokee Orchard and Roaring Fork, could provide some enjoyable displays. Just come prepared for long lines and traffic congestion if not getting an early start up the trail.
Have a great day.