DENVER (CBS4) – The much anticipated snow and cold arrived in Colorado very early Tuesday morning! It took a while for the rain to completely turn into snow, but on Tuesday night the snow officially arrived in the Denver area.

The snow will continue overnight for the highlands and the Front Range through Wednesday morning. It can run off and drain, but the chance of snow remains for several hours. All of our winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories will continue through Wednesday morning.

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Along with the snow, the bitter cold sets in. Tuesday we fell to 32 degrees at 8:23 a.m. This brought with it the earliest freeze in Denver on September 8, 1962. Wednesday morning we expect a drop to 29 degrees, which would break a daily record cold temperature of 31 degrees from 1962.

We’ll be bitterly cold Tuesday evening through Wednesday. We have a frost warning for most of eastern Colorado, the San Luis Valley, and the northwest corner of the state.

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More snow is expected by Wednesday morning, with a few showers that can be toggled on and off during the day. Overnight through Thursday, some areas in southern Colorado could still see snow and rain. If our strong low moves away, a little rain is possible on Thursday. Temperatures for eastern Colorado will warm up into the 50s, so we should be done with snow.

This weekend brings warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine. This snow and cold won’t last too long.