By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4)

Warm and windy in Colorado on Wednesday. These gusty winds and low humidity meant high fire danger almost statewide. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for more than half of the state including Denver and the entire I-25 corridor.

A few degrees cooler on Thursday, with very strong winds sticking around. Winds could top 50 mph from the foothills to the plains. We’ll have another Red Flag Warning starting at 10:00 am, along with a High Wind Warning for parts of southern Colorado.

The wind is ahead of a cold front that will pass across Colorado Thursday night causing sharply colder temperate son Friday. Mountain snow will start on Thursday afternoon, and stick around through Friday. Winter Weather Advisories start at 6:00 pm for northwestern Colorado and the central mountains. Most areas could see 4 to 10 inches, with localized amounts possibly reaching 15 inches.

For Denver and the Front Range, light snow showers are expected Friday afternoon with very little if any accumulation. We’ll also drastically drop down to the mid 40s once again.

Drier and eventually warmer weather will return for the weekend.

5day Whipping Winds Mean Drastic Fire Danger

snowpack Whipping Winds Mean Drastic Fire Danger

drought monitor Whipping Winds Mean Drastic Fire Danger

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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