By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4)

Warm and windy in Colorado on Monday. Gusty winds were cranking almost all afternoon for most of the state. These southwesterly winds warmed us to the low 70s for the Front Range and eastern plains. Southeastern Colorado even reached the low 80s!

Thanks to these very strong winds, we will have High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories in many parts of Colorado through Tuesday at noon. Gusts could reach 50 to 80 mph!

A very strong cold front will push through on Monday night into Tuesday, that’s why we are so gusty. Behind the front, we’ll still be pretty windy on Tuesday but winds should get a little better by Tuesday afternoon. While that front moves through, it’s possible the mountains pick up a few inches of snow while eastern Colorado could see a few showers. Can’t rule out some of that in Denver as well.

 

 

Warmer weather will return for Wednesday and Thursday before another cold front arrives from the east Thursday night. It’s still unclear if this front will retreat back east into Nebraska and Kansas on Friday or if it stays along the Front Range. Assuming it stays, it will be mostly cloudy and cooler than normal for the Rockies Home Opener.25 Very Strong Winds Ahead Of Cold Front

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Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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