photo - The view from the top of Pikes Peak on Wednesday morning, looking east toward Colorado Springs. (Courtesy of Pikes Peak Cog Railway)
The view from the top of Pikes Peak on Wednesday morning, looking east toward Colorado Springs. (Courtesy of Pikes Peak Cog Railway) 

Colorado might see its first dusting of snow this weekend, but weather around Colorado Springs will continue to be perfect for those hoping to get outside and enjoy the last few days of summer.

Temperatures will drop slightly by the weekend, but skies will be sunnier and the weather will be drier, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a chance of a small amounts of snow above 13,000 feet in and around Lake County, which includes Mount Elbert, in central Colorado.

In Colorado Springs, the weather service predicted highs of 85 degrees Wednesday, 83 degrees Thursday and 80 degrees Friday. Skies are expected to be mostly sunny Wednesday and Thursday and sunny Friday.

"Wednesday will be warm, with high temperatures in the 80s and lower 90s," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Storm chances will be a bit better east of I-25. We will dry out before the midnight hour."

Wednesday has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly from 4 to 9 p.m., the weather service said.

"Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday, before we dry out completely by Friday," KKTV reported.

Thursday has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, decreasing to a 20 percent chance at night, the weather service said.

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