By First Alert Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

DENVER(CBS)- A windy and warm Easter Sunday prompted a Red Flag Warning for high Fire Danger thru the early part of the Easter Evening.

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Wind gusts across the region topped out into the 50 to near 70 mph range during the afternoon on Sunday. Denver’s peak wind gust was 52 mph.

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Wind forecast models indicate weaker winds state-wide in the morning on Monday to start the week.

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By afternoon there will be a southwest surge of winds that bring in high clouds and stronger gusts over southern and central Colorado.

 

As a result, of the expected afternoon winds there is a Fire Weather Watch posted for parts of southern Colorado including Colorado Springs and Pueblo. For Monday afternoon.

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Tuesday our state will be caught between high pressure to the east and low pressure to the north along with an approaching cold front . This will produce a strong pressure gradient across the Rockies and increase the wind on Tuesday for most of the central Rockies.

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Tuesday will be a possible First Alert Weather Day with an return of the high fire danger over the Front Range and the eastern plains by then.

First Alert Meteorologist Dave Aguilera