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Record heat possible Tuesday with high fire danger

Fire Weather Watches have been issued for central and southern portions of the eastern plains.
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DENVER — Get out the sunscreen, it's going to feel like summer over the next two days.

Denver's record high temperature for Tuesday is 80 degrees, and the Wednesday record is 79 degrees. Both are currently forecast to be broken.

Additionally, Tuesday could be the first 80-degree day in Denver this year. On average, the first 80 at Denver International Airport (DIA) comes on Apr. 17. 

Along with the record high temperatures, look for winds to pick-up Tuesday. Fire danger is certainly high today for the eastern plains as winds are expected to pick up little bit.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Eastern Plains starting today at noon and lasting through this evening at 8 p.m. Fire Weather Watches will go into effect for portions of the metro area and southern Colorado starting tomorrow.

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Clouds increase overnight from Wednesday into Thursday, forcing temperatures to drop into the 70s on Thursday afternoon.

This is all ahead of our next system which is coming on Thursday night bringing a few rain showers for the Front Range, but must of the precipitation will occur on Friday. 

Temperatures on Friday drop even further, into the 50s under mostly cloudy skies and rainy conditions. Look for some snow to mix in there overnight on Friday and into Saturday morning before pushing eastward by Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures rebound into the upper 60s and lower 70s by Sunday.

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Staying warm tomorrow and Thursday, our next chance of precipitation comes Friday!

WEATHER LINE 9: Updated weather info at 303-871-1492.

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