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Storm moves out after dropping first snow of season in Denver

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DENVER -- Rain quickly turned to snow Wednesday night and the first official snowfall of the season was recorded in Denver.

One inch of snow was recorded at the official reporting station at Denver International Airport. Denver saw heavy rain, lightning, thunder and even some hail late Wednesday night.

Snow stuck to grassy surfaces and roofs, and more snow is expected for the morning rush hour before the clouds gradually break. There could be some sunshine by the afternoon.

One inch of accumulation or less -- mainly on grass, roofs and trees -- is expected Thursday morning. The rain and snow will quickly end from north to south by late Thursday morning.

Snow was falling in the mountains and accumulation over the high country could range from 4 to 10 inches. Another 2-4 inches of snow could fall on the Continental Divide before things dry out.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories were issued for the heavy snow and slick travel.

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There will be a hard freeze Thursday night into Friday morning with lows in the 20s across the Front Range with clear skies.

Things will be cool on Friday with some passing clouds and some wind.

The weekend still looks great with mainly sunny skies and highs in the mid- to upper 50s.  There's another chance for rain and snow on Tuesday night.

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