One-two punch ushers in snow, cold temperatures to metro area

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DENVER -- A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Denver metro area for a one-two punch that has already brought light snow and colder temperatures to the region.

Snow will return to Denver Thursday night and turn widespread overnight.  We are expecting 2-3″ to accumulate by the Friday morning drive.

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Roads will be slick with temperatures on Friday only in the mid 20s.  More snow will fall until the afternoon on Friday adding another 1-2″ across the city.  There could be higher snow totals closer to 6″ on the south side of the metro area heading toward Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker.

The foothills will also see higher totals that could exceed 6″.

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A few flurries will still be possible on Saturday along with more cold 20s.  We have sunshine on Sunday, but won’t warm above freezing.  We have more sunshine for next week along with a slow warming trend that will have us back to 40 degrees by the end of the week.