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Light snow in Denver; heavier snow in high country, NE Colo.

DENVER — Snow was falling across the state Friday morning, with everything from light snowfall in Denver to blowing snow in northeast Colorado to heavy snow in the high country.

While the snow was steady early Firday morning, not much accumulation was expected in the Metro — likely less than an inch — and most of it will only stick to grassy surfaces. Although streets were expected to be wet, the snow was not expected to slow down the morning rush hour in Denver, .

The same can’t be said for the rest of state.

A Winter Weather Advisory was in place through noon on Friday for the Northern Mountains and Northern Front Range Foothills between 6,000 and 9,000 feet — that area includes Winter Park, Estes Park, Nederland and Red Feather Lakes — as well as the northeastern plains.

The state’s two open ski areas were basking in their new snow Friday, with Loveland tweeting that it was expecting 5 inches of fresh powder and Arapahoe Basin officials saying their ski area was expecting 6 inches.

Sunshine is expected to return in most parts of the state by Friday afternoon, with highs in expected to be in the upper 40s for Denver.  The weekend forecast still looks pleasant, with plenty of sun and highs near 60 degrees.