Highs in the 80s roll in; 20-degree cool-down by weekend

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DENVER -- The warm-up continues Tuesday with highs reaching about 80 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.

There will be mostly sunny skies with a 10% chance of an afternoon gusty thunderstorm.

The mountains should reach the 50s, 60s and 70s with sunny skies and isolated afternoon rain and snow showers.

Freezing levels approach 14,000 feet on Tuesday afternoon, helping to melt some mountain snowpack.

Wednesday looks sunny with highs reaching the low 80s across the Front Range.

A larger storm system moves into the West between Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures will drop about 20 degrees across the Front Range with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms.

The mountain can expect 1-4 inches of snow above 10,000 feet with gusty wind.

Sunday appears to be drier and sunny with highs in the 60s.

Another storm system arrives early next week with a drop in temperatures and shot of mountain snow.

Right now, it appears all overnight low temperatures across the Front Range will stay above freezing through early next week.

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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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