Abnormally warm at 80 degrees before wind and mountain snow

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DENVER-- Red flag warnings blanket Colorado on Thursday, causing high wildfire danger.

Gusty winds, dry conditions and abnormally warm temperatures are likely.

Highs will reach 80 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with partly cloudy skies.

The mountains turn gusty Thursday afternoon with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

It will be dry and partly cloudy with a cold front arriving late in the Broncos game, causing temperatures to cool quickly late.

Temperatures start at 70 degrees, then fall into the 60s and eventually the 50s.

Friday looks partly cloudy across the Front Range with cooler highs in the 60s.

There will be a 20% chance of  afternoon rain or a thunderstorm.

Snow and wind are likely in the mountains. Snow accumulation of about 1 inch on the high peaks and ski areas. Winds will gust 25-60 mph.

Saturday looks dry with highs in the 60s.

A larger cold front and batch of snow and wind hit the mountains late Saturday into Sunday and continues into Monday with 4-12 inches of snow accumulation possible.

Mountain wind gusts will howl at 30-80 mph. Front Range gusts will be 25-50 mph.

Front Range highs cool to 50 degrees on  Sunday and Monday with a 10% to 20% chances of rain/snow showers.

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

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