High fire danger Sunday with mountain snow

DENVER -- Denver hit a high temperature of 71 degrees on Saturday, 20 degrees warmer than the average this time of year.

Temperatures will cool down slightly Sunday before weather changes move in Sunday afternoon.

The Front Range and eastern Plains will wake up to sunny skies and gusty winds on Sunday.

Winds will gust up to 45 mph by the afternoon and will last into Monday.

High temperatures will reach the low 60s in Denver before a cold front moves through Sunday afternoon, dropping highs to the 40s for Monday.

As the cold front moves through, it is possible to see a few isolated rain or mixed showers on the Front Range and eastern Plains, but they won't make any big impacts.

The combination of mild temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity will make fire danger very high for Denver, the Interstate 25 corridor, and eastern Plains on Sunday.

A red flag warning is in place, meaning weather conditions will spread fire very quickly.

Snow showers will begin early Sunday in western Colorado and will spread east through the afternoon.

Snow will stay in the higher elevations Sunday with 1-5 inches of accumulation possible.

A winter weather advisory is in place in the mountains on Sunday where travel could become challenging because of gusty winds and blowing snow creating low visibility.

Monday will be dry and cooler with highs in the 40s. Winds will be even stronger on Monday, especially on the eastern Plains where gusts could reach 60 mph.

The rest of the workweek will be dry and mild in Denver. High temperatures will be back in the 60s by Thursday and Friday.

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