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Winter Weather Advisory in effect in Denver as snow returns

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for the greater metro area through 5 a.m. Thursday for 3 to 6 inches of snow.

DENVER — Remember when we all begged and wished for snow?

Well, Mother Nature's come through...and then some. With 38.0" of snow since Dec. 31, Denver's off to its snowiest start to a calendar year since 1965.

And there's more on the way.

Another 3 to 6 inches of snow looks likely for most of the Denver metro area, starting Wednesday morning. The snow will be heavy at times on Wednesday afternoon, likely leading to significant impacts for the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes.

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for the Denver area starting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and it'll run through early Thursday morning.

While the snow will probably continue to fall through much of Thursday, it will likely be fairly light during the day. Most of the accumulation from this next storm, at least in the Denver area, will probably come on Wednesday night.

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Denver is likely in store for around 3 to 6 inches of total accumulation from the storm, with some locally higher totals possible in the foothills and north of the city. The highest totals will likely fall in the mountains north of I-70. 

That said, narrow bands of heavier snow could lead to locally higher amounts in a few areas. It looks like the northeast plains (Sterling, Wray) could get six inches or more of accumulation from this storm.

The snow ends by Thursday night, leading to bitterly cold temperatures that could plunge below zero in Denver by Friday morning.

The melt begins on Saturday though, with highs spiking back into the 50s under plenty of sunshine. The warm weather should stick around into next week, with highs approaching 60 degrees by Monday or Tuesday.

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