By Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) – On the weather map we have a ridge of high pressure transitioning over the central Rocky mountain region. This will be bringing in high clouds, wind and heat.

Downslope winds warmed Denver to 74 degrees on Sunday. Breaking the old record of 72 set in 1998.

On Monday the high pressure ridge moves east while a cold front approaches from the west. Colorado will be caught in-between with stronger winds. This may give Denver another record high of 75 degrees! The old record is 74.

The only problem with the increase of heat and wind is this will elevate the fire danger across eastern Colorado. There is a Fire Weather Warning for Monday afternoon from Castle Rock into southern Colorado

Late Monday night into Tuesday morning that approaching cold front swoops through with a chance for overnight rain mixed with snow across the Front Range. At this point this will be a fast-moving front. There will be a few inches of snow in the mountains as well.

5day Record Heat Before Snow

Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years! Connect with Dave on Facebook and on Twitter @DaveAgCBS.

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