10/25/2012 11:51 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2012

Chicago's First Snow Of Fall 2012? Unseasonably Warm Weather Could Turn To Flakes Shortly

Snow -- yes, remember this? -- could fall in Chicago as early as Friday, shortly following an unseasonably warm spell.

Tom Skilling, WGN meteorologist, is forecasting that the first snowflakes of the season could fall next Tuesday after a cold front moves into the area and temperatures dip into the 40s for the first time since April this weekend.

NBC Chicago's Andy Avalos says that some snowflakes could arrive in the area along the lakefront as early as Friday evening. According to Avalos, lake-effect snow remains in Saturday's forecast.

Want to check out some fall colors in Chicago before the weather takes a turn to the wintry? We rounded up some reader picks for the best places to see foliage in and near the city.

Where To See Foliage In Chicago