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Temperatures to drop nearly 20 degrees Thursday with chance of snow

DENVER -- The high temperature in Denver on Wednesday reached 66 degrees thanks to gusty, downsloping winds out of the west.

There were strong wind gusts across the state on Wednesday, including some areas that reached hurricane-force strength.

Snow will develop in the mountains on Wednesday night and become widespread and heavy on Thursday.

A winter storm warning is in place in the mountains Wednesday night through Thursday night.

Travel will be impacted with winds gusting up to 60 mph causing blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.

Denver will see some light snow showers develop Thursday evening. Accumulations will be light on the Front Range with totals around 0-1 inch.

Higher totals of 1-2 inches are possible along the Palmer Divide and into the foothills. Denver will most likely see just a dusting.

Another storm system arrives late Sunday night, bringing snow and cold temperatures for Monday and Tuesday with higher snow totals possible.

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