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Snow moves into metro area; below-zero temperatures next

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DENVER -- A cold front ushered in snow, and forecast of below-zero temperatures to the metro Denver area and along the Front Range on Tuesday. By late Tuesday night, some roads around the region were snowy and treacherous.

Snow developed in the mountains around noon before sweeping down along the Interstate 25 corridor during the evening rush hour.

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Denver's high in the upper 20s happened around midday and temperatures dropped throughout the day.

Snow will continue early Wednesday morning rush hour before tapering off.

Expect 2-3 inches of snow across the Denver metro area, 2-5 inches along the Palmer Divide, 4-8 inches for the western suburbs and foothills (Boulder included), and 1-3 inches for Fort Collins and Greeley.  The high will only reach 18 on Wednesday.

As the storm moves out and skies clear, temperatures will plummet, sinking to minus-1 by midnight and minus-8 by Thursday morning. Temperatures will plunge to minus-15 to minus-30 in some mountain locations.

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High temperatures will struggle to reach 20 on Thursday.

Friday will be dry along the Front Range, but there will be a chance of mountain snow.

Skies turn partly cloudy on Saturday with mountain snow developing.  The high will be about 45.

Snow will spread into Denver by Sunday morning with accumulation likely.  Temperatures will only reach just above freezing.

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