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Denver Weather: Snow Set To End Friday Afternoon, Cold Night Ahead

DENVER (CBS4) - The latest winter storm to hit Colorado has brought 2-6 inches of snow to most ski areas and under 1 inch to most of the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas.

Snow started at lower elevations Friday morning and the chance for snow will continue through mid-afternoon. Accumulation will be limited with most areas around Denver and Boulder getting no more than 1 inch of snow. Roads should also be warm enough below 6,000 feet for most snow to melt on contact.

Ashton Snow Forecast
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Areas above 6,000 feet on the south and west sides of the metro area could see slightly higher accumulation with up to 2 inches including along the Highway 285 corridor above Morrison. And a few spots above about 7,500 feet in Boulder and Larimer Counties could get up to 4 inches of accumulation.

The snow should end completely at lower elevations no later than 4 p.m.

Crested Butte reported 6 inches of fresh snow Friday morning. (source: Crested Butte)

Elsewhere, the mountains of Summit County should get no more than 1-4 inches of snow while mountain areas farther west including The Flat Tops, the Rabbit Ears Pass area, the Grand Mesa, and the northern San Juan Mountains will get a total of 3-7 inches. These locations are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 p.m. Friday.

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The storm responsible for the snow will clear the state Friday night and allow a ridge of high pressure over California to gradually move east.

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The result be will somewhat warmer temperatures on Saturday and then a noticeably warmer day on Sunday with highs near 50 degrees in the metro area.

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