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Cooler weather on tap Friday, but heat returns for Fourth of July holiday

DENVER -- Cooler temperatures will arrive in the Denver metro area on Friday before a quick return to the heat over the weekend and through the Fourth of July holiday.

A cold front is stalled over the Front Range with clouds, fog, a few rain showers and thunderstorms.

Skies clear Friday afternoon, but expect cooler temperatures because of a little change in the wind.

Low clouds and fog will develop east of the mountains through morning, helping keep temperatures from climbing too much for the day.

Scattered rain and thunder remain possible but are more likely over the Palmer Ridge and the southeastern Plains.

With some afternoon sunshine, highs will hit the middle 70s; without sunshine, temperatures will stay in the 60s.

Over the weekend, temperatures will warm back into the 80s and 90s. The heat will stick around for the holiday.

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