Much needed and wanted snow could be on the way for Northern Colorado, and that includes the mountains and the Front Range. After one of the hottest years on record for many areas, a dry and mild fall has kept the Fern Lake Fire burning and seen temperatures go to almost the 70's in December.

According to the National Weather Service, chances of snow and cooler temperatures are on the way. You can see the forecast on our official weather page.

Fort Collins will see a mild start to the weekend, with Friday's highs expected to crack 50. The sun of Friday gives way to clouds and by Saturday, we could see some snow. Accumulation is expected to be insignificant. Temperatures during the day will be in the 20's and 30's, and overnights it will be in the teens.

The start to next week will bring clouds, cooler daytime temperatures and cold nights in the teens.

The mountain areas are expecting snow to start tonight with small amounts of snow expected in Summit, Eagle, Routt and Grand Counties.

As snow beging to accumulate on roadways, remember to take a look at our webcam streams before you head out, showing all of the major routes headed out of Northern Colorado.