Sunny and warm early, then rain and snow arrive with a 30-degree temperature drop

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DENVER -- There will be sunshine to start Monday before a cold front arrives in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.

Clouds will increase through the day with a 20 percent chance of rain showers on Monday afternoon.

The rain changes to a rain/snow mix overnight into the Tuesday morning rush hour. Highs will reach 72 degrees ahead of the front.

High temperatures fall into the 50s on Tuesday with rain/snow showers in the morning. There will be 1-3 inches of accumulation in the foothills and on the Continental Divide, with 1 inch or less in Denver.

Future Radar and Satellite 7am Tuesday. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

There will be sunshine and a high of 67 on Wednesday followed by another fast-moving cold front on Thursday that will bring a slight chance of a rain shower.

A much-warmer pattern settles in for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with highs ranging from 75 to 80 degrees. There's also a 10 percent to 20 percent chance of afternoon rain showers.

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We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News -- and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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