DENVER -- Temperatures will begin a warm up Tuesday that will be carried toward potential record-high-setting temperatures by Thursday.
Record highs will be in reach with 78 degrees on Wednesday. The record high is 80 degrees in 1982.
The forecast for Thursday is 79 degrees that would tie the record high set in 1976.
Sections of the mountains will be in the 60s by Thursday, 70s for the Western Slope, and 80s to low 90s possible over the southeastern Plains from near Lamar and La Junta to Pueblo.
Denver has only been in the 70s five times this year. The warmest temperatures this year was 74 degrees on April 2.
This is the warmest weather the area has had since late November. On Nov. 27, Denver had a high of 81 degrees.