Windy, warm conditions on Sunday before cold front moves in Monday

DENVER -- Wind will continue to be the biggest issue for the second half of the weekend, with gusts up to 40 mph possible across the Denver metro area.

Thanks to the strong, westerly wind, temperatures will jump nearly 20 degrees above average, reaching the mid-to-upper 60s in Denver.

Portions of the eastern Plains might touch the low 70s during the afternoon.

Highs across Colorado on Sunday (2/18/2018)

Conditions will rapidly change overnight as a cold front passes through Colorado. Temperatures on Monday morning will dip into the 20s as clouds gradually increase.

Snow will start in the mountains Monday morning and will not push into the Denver metro area until the afternoon hours.

Snow will continue across the state Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Totals across the city will range from 1-5 inches, with the highest amounts being on the west side of the metro area.

Colorado snowfall totals through Tuesday

Temperatures will be drastically cooler, with highs on Monday in the 30s and struggling to get into the 20s on Tuesday afternoon.

Snow and cool temperatures will clear out for the second half of the work week, with 40s by Thursday and Friday under a mostly sunny sky.

Pinpoint Weather 7-day forecast for the week of Feb. 18, 2018

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