Big warm-up this week before weekend snow

DENVER -- Temperatures started out very cold across eastern Colorado on Tuesday morning. Denver International Airport recorded minus-4 degrees, one of the coldest mornings of the season so far.

Sunshine helped warm temperatures into the 30s in the afternoon. Tuesday night will stay calm and clear on the Front Range with overnight lows dropping into the teens.

Temperatures will warm up each day through Friday. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s on Wednesday and will reach the low 60s on Thursday and Friday with dry conditions.

Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be close to record highs. The record on Thursday is 65 degrees, set in 1920, and the record on Friday is 68 degrees, set in 1986.

High temperatures will fall to the 30s by Saturday as the next storm system moves in.

Snow will start in the mountains on Saturday afternoon and will reach the Front Range by late Saturday and into Sunday.

This storm system could bring big travel impacts, especially in the mountains where 6-12 inches of snow are possible.

It is also possible to see a few inches of snow on the Front Range, but the storm system is still far away so changes are possible.

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