Gusty Winds and High Fire Danger Continue Through Tuesday

By Ed Greene

DENVER (CBS4) – A strong late season cold front and the jet stream right over the state front northwest to southeast are combining to increase the intensity of winds at the surface…the strongest gust that has been recorded around the state so far is a 106 mile an hour blast on Monarch Pass. Those winds are bringing snow and blowing snow to the high country.

The high for both downtown and the airport official location both reached 53 degrees bit that came at just after midnight. Then the front came through and the temperatures continued to drop, dipping to the low to mid 30s by afternoon.

It could still be windy on Tuesday – although gusts should not be quite as strong as on Monday – with a more seasonal high during the afternoon hours in the low to mid 50s. Wednesday will bring us sunny skies, light winds, and a high warming into the mid to upper 60s.

By Thursday we could reach the 70 degree mark with fair conditions. Little change on Friday with partly cloudy skies and a high in the upper 60s. Then a good start to the weekend: partly sunny and into the lower 60s…and a better end to the weekend as Sunday stays partly cloudy with a mild high in the mid to upper 60s.

5day Gusty Winds and High Fire Danger Continue Through Tuesday

snowpack Gusty Winds and High Fire Danger Continue Through Tuesday

em>Watch Ed Greene forecasting the weather on CBS4 newscasts at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @EdGreeneCBS4.

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