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DENVER — Springlike weather will be in the Denver metro area for the next few days, but it will be the warm before the storm as a potentially potent snowstorm could hit the area early next week.

Highs in the metro area on Thursday will reach around 57 on Thursday, with warmer and windier conditions on Friday and a high hitting the low 60s.

Highs will be in the upper 50s on Saturday ahead of a cold front that will drop in Saturday night.  Snow returns to the mountains on Saturday and Saturday night, with snow showers possible in Denver on Sunday and highs only near 40.

A potent storm system will drop to the Four Corners on Sunday, then move to the Texas/Oklahoma panhandles on Monday.

This sets us up for the potential for a significant snowstorm on Monday through early Tuesday.  A couple of computer models are indicating 6-12 inches of snow for the Front Range.

Temperatures will also plunge, with highs only near 30 on Monday through Wednesday.