Weekend warm-up carries temperatures to 80 by Sunday

DENVER -- The past three Fridays have been chilly, rainy and snowy.  It will be the opposite this week with sunshine and 70s.

Friday will be mostly sunny with light winds and highs reaching the lower 70s. On average, temperatures are in the mid-60s at this time of year.

On Saturday, there will be a few more clouds around in the afternoon along with the chance of rain showers and thunder.

However, it will still be warm with afternoon readings in the mid- to upper 70s. Expect some gusty wind at times with those passing thundershowers.

The warmest day is Sunday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the Denver metro area topping in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

The record high in Denver on Sunday is 83 degrees set in 1948.

Soggy spring showers return Tuesday through Thursday.

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