Cooler day in Denver metro area; sunny and near-record warmth for Thanksgiving

DENVER -- Temperatures will be noticeably cooler on Tuesday across the Denver metro area as a cold front pushes through the state.

Temperatures spiked in the mid-50s early, then fell into the 40s as the front moved through the metro area.

Rain began falling in Denver about 10 a.m., with a rain/snow mix closer to the foothills.

Rain and snow showers are possible from Denver to Golden, Boulder, Fort Collins and Castle Rock until lunch before skies turn partly cloudy.

The quick-moving storm system will generate light snow on Tuesday in the mountains. Accumulations will range from about 1-4 inches across the central and norther mountains.

Conditions will be windy and chilly, with the snow diminishing by noon.

As the front moves out, sunshine, warm temperatures and dry conditions will return, and last through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Temperatures will reach the 60s in Denver on Wednesday, then the 70s for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

The record high for Thursday is 73 degrees, set in 1915. The record high for any Thanksgiving is 73 degrees, set in 1909.

The dry and warm weather will stick around through the weekend and into early next week.

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