Strange thunderstorm, light snow hit Denver overnight

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DENVER — A winter storm moved into metro Denver Wednesday night with rain, thunder, lightning and soft hail. The strange winter thunderstorm finally turned to snow in the city thanks to cold air pouring into the region around 9 p.m.

Accumulation was light in metro Denver, with maybe an inch of snow mostly on grassy surfaces. However, a Winter Weather Advisory was issued for locations south and east of metro Denver including Castle Rock.

A Winter Weather Advisory was also called in the mountains, where 4-8″ of snow was expected. Travel was also expected to be difficult and slow in the mountains Thursday.

High temperatures will struggle to reach 40 degrees in Denver Thursday. And temperatures, which had soared into the mid 60s the past few days, are expected to dip into the 40s through next week.