Denver gets first measurable snow in 38 days

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DENVER -- A cold front brought some much-needed snow to Denver and along the Front Range on Thursday.

On-and-off snow showers started Thursday morning in northern Colorado and the foothills before moving into the Denver metro area.

It was the first time since Jan. 16 -- a span of 38 days -- that more than a trace of snow fell at Denver International Airport, the city's official reporting station for the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to continue falling through the day Thursday before moving onto the eastern Plains.

Total accumulation for the Front Range will be 1-3 inches, but because of the recent bone-dry conditions and warm temperatures, the snow will quickly melt.

Highs in the metro area on Thursday will be about 40 around noon before falling into the 20s by the evening rush hour.

Snow will fall in the mountains, with 4-10 inches expected to the north, 3-6 inches in the central locations and less accumulation to the south. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s.

The snow will taper off Friday in the metro area, leaving cloudy skies and highs around 30. It will be dry with partly cloudy skies during the weekend, with highs in the 30s and low 40s.