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A light snow
fell Thursday morning in the Denver metro area, where between 3 to 8 inches of new snow is expected over Thursday and Friday.
Heavier snow isn't expected until Thursday evening, said Bernie Meier, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder.
The high temperature Thursday in Denver was 35 degrees. The average temperature Thursday in Denver was 32 degrees.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Denver and the surrounding areas that will be in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday through 2 p.m. Friday.
The biggest accumulation of snow won't come until late Thursday night and Friday morning when 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected, Meier said.
"The roads will be snowpacked and slippery tonight," he said.
Snow accumulations are expected to be 3 to 7 inches in the northern foothills and the Denver area, while the southern foothills could see 4 to 8 inches.
Snowfall will taper off Friday afternoon, before a dry, but much-cooler weekend.
The temperature could drop to 5 degrees by Saturday morning, Meier said. The high temperatures Saturday and Sunday are expected to be in the 20s, he said.
Wind chill is not expected to be a factor.