Blast of wind hits Colorado before calming down

DENVER -- The wind at times on Monday reached hurricane strength with gusts in excess of 75 mph.

Most places have been battered by gusts of 50-60 mph. The wind will continue to howl through the early evening before relaxing late Monday night.

However, wind speeds overnight will still range between 20-35 mph.

Tuesday will be sunny and dry, but still breezy to windy with a northwest wind up to 25 mph.

There will be much less wind for the end of the workweek. It will remain sunny and dry with high temperatures reaching the 60s by Thursday and Friday.

The only chance for much-needed rain or snow arrives on Saturday with the passing of a cold front. There's a meager 10 percent chance for a shower.

Otherwise, the long-range outlook keeps Denver and the Front Range dry through the middle of the month.

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