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Heavy, wet snow will wind down overnight

The first day of spring brings a March snowstorm! Heavy, wet snow is expected throughout the day Thursday before wrapping up Friday.

DENVER — A March snowstorm arrives just in time for the start of spring! 

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The snow will start to wind down overnight Thursday for the lower elevation, with the high country continuing to see snow into Friday afternoon. 

By 10 a.m. Friday, the Denver metro area north to Loveland and Fort Collins could see 3 to 7 inches of new snow. There will higher amounts in the southern and western parts of metro Denver with up to 9 inches possible.

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In the Front Range mountains and foothills. up to one and 1/2 foot of snow is expected.

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The strongest winds will be to the east, topping out at nearly 40 mph and creating blizzard-like conditions on the plains. 

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Moderate to heavy snow is expected in the foothills with blizzard conditions in southern Wyoming.

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This snow will be heavy! Check out the moisture content expected. Be careful as you're headed out to shovel. 

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