Abnormally warm before 50-degree temperature drop with snow on Thursday

DENVER -- It will be abnormally warm Tuesday and Wednesday across the Front Range at 80 degrees with sunshine.

The normal high this time of year is 69 degrees. Record highs are between 85 and 90 degrees.

A cold front arrives Wednesday night with gusty wind, causing temperatures to drop like a rock.

A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Thursday.

The Denver temperature will fall from 80 degrees on Wednesday into the 20s on Thursday. That's a 50-degree-plus temperature drop.

More: Where will Thursday's temperature drop rank in in Denver weather history?

One inch or less of snow is possible on Thursday across the Front Range. Three to 8 inches of snow are possible in the foothills and high mountains.

Forecast snowfall Thursday. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

Mountain temperatures fall into the teens and 20s on Thursday with overnight lows near zero or below zero by Friday morning.

A record low of 15 degrees is expected in Denver on Friday morning.

Skies clear gradually on Friday. Front Range highs will be in the 40s.

Saturday and Sunday look sunny with temperatures in the 60s.

7-Day Forecast. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

Check Colorado interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

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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