Cooler Sunday, roller coaster temperatures for week ahead

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DENVER -- A weak cold front will knock temperatures down quite a bit on Sunday with highs only making it into the 50s and 60s.

The sunny and breezy weather will continue, with gusts as high as 25 mph through the afternoon. Fire danger remains elevated across the state through the day.

Temperatures will jump back above average to start the workweek. Expect highs on Monday to hit the mid-70s with plenty of sunshine.

It will inch closer to the 80s by Tuesday with the sunshine staying around, about 10 degrees above average.

A developing cold front looks to impact the state by Wednesday. Expect clouds to gradually build through the day with temperatures making it into the 70s.

A few scattered rain showers will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and as temperatures drop into the upper 20s, a few snowflakes might mix in.

This pattern will continue for Thursday, with another shot at a few rain/snow showers through Friday morning.

Any accumulation appears light at this time, with the biggest impact being the hard freeze that is certain by Thursday and Friday morning.

The average for the first freeze of the season in Denver is Oct. 7. The average for the first snow is Oct. 18.

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

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