DENVER (KDVR) — A major arctic cold front will arrive in Denver on Wednesday night. Temperatures will reach a high of 50 degrees before dropping to zero degrees at 8 p.m.

Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Biggest temperature drops

A 50-degree temperature drop is a big change, but it is not the biggest 24-hour change in Denver history.

Here is a look at the biggest 24-hour temperature drops in Denver history, according to the National Weather Service:

  • Jan. 25, 1872: From a high of 46 degrees to a low of negative 20 degrees. Change: 66 degrees
  • Jan. 21, 1888: From a high of 62 degrees to a low of negative 2 degrees. Change: 64 degrees
  • Jan. 5, 2015: From a high of 56 degrees to a low of negative 5 degrees. Change: 61 degrees
  • Dec. 26, 1879: From a high of 57 degrees to a low of negative 4 degrees. Change: 61 degrees
  • Feb. 8, 1936: From a high of 35 degrees to a low of negative 25 degrees. Change: 60 degrees
  • Dec. 27, 1886: From a high of 63 degrees to a low of 3 degrees. Change: 60 degrees
  • March 26, 1971: From a high of 84 degrees to a low of 25 degrees. Change: 59 degrees
  • Nov. 20, 1898: From a high of 66 degrees to a low of 9 degrees. Change: 57 degrees
  • Feb. 7, 1936: From a high of 39 degrees to a low of negative 17 degrees. Change: 56 degrees
  • Jan. 19, 1886: From a high of 42 degrees to a low of negative 14 degrees. Change: 56 degrees

Where to see weather alerts

If a winter alert is issued for your area, whether it is a blizzard watch or warning, winter weather advisory or winter storm warning, it will always show up at the top of the FOX31 website. You can see all weather alerts here.

The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.