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Snow could be seen along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, 2015.
Autumn is in the air across Colorado on Wednesday as the high country received a light dusting of snow and Denver set a record low temperature.

A web cam at the Alpine Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park showed the light snow dusting early Wednesday along Trail Ridge Road.

Eric Thaler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder, said it is likely the first measureable snow of the season in Colorado.

At Denver International Airport on Wednesday, the mercury dipped to 47 degrees, marking a record low for Aug. 19 in the Mile High City. The previous mark of 48 was set three times, in 2002, 1967 and 1960.

Denver weather forecasters call for a high of 72 degrees in Denver on Wednesday under mostly sunny skies.

"It's just going to be a nice, pleasant, Autumn-like day," Thaler said.

The 2015 weather pattern has mirrored one seen in Denver in 1960, the weather service said. In that year, Denver set record highs of 98 on Aug. 15 and 22, while setting record lows of 44 degrees on Aug. 17 and 47 on Aug. 18.

The same wide-ranging temperatures have been seen this week, as Denver tied the record high of 98 degrees on Aug. 15, then dipped to record lows on Aug. 17 and 18.

The weather service doesn't expect quite the extreme rebound of temperatures this year, however, as the high is expected to 86 on Thursday and 90 on Friday under mostly sunny skies.