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Photos: Coloradans play in year’s first snow

DENVER — The first big snow of the year has come, and it may hang around a while.

According to meteorologist Dave Fraser, temperatures fell fast Wednesday night, and the precipitation turned from rain to snow around 9 p.m. Light snow will fell overnight with about an inch or two sticking for the Thursday morning drive in the metro area.

Fraser expects a lull in the snow soon after the morning rush hour subsides. But it’s expected to return late in the day Thursday, with snow falling overnight into Friday’s morning commute.

By the time the sun returns Friday afternoon a total of 2 to 4 inches may be sticking in Denver with slightly higher amounts north of the city.  Sunny and dry weather is expected to make a comeback for the weekend.

According to meteorologist Jennifer Broome, here are some of the highest snow levels as of Thursday morning.

Three miles west of Jamestown: 6 inches
One mile west of Northglenn: 5.4
Lafayette: 4 inches
One mile south of Boulder: 1.5