Significant wind to hit Denver metro area

DENVER -- Strong wind hit the Front Range on Wednesday and it continued Thursday. The wind will strengthen a great deal overnight through Friday morning.

A high wind warning is in effect for the mountains and foothills surrounding the Continental Divide. The warning includes areas on the western fringe of the metro area.

The wind will increase throughout the evening to become a problem for travelers and sleepers.

Windows will rattle at 6,000 feet and higher. Another problem might develop on the peaks, with wind-blown snow creating cornices that lead to avalanches.

Temperatures will be warm Friday as a result of the wind, but a shift this weekend will bring back a chill for the New Year.

Saturday's highs will be in the 40s, but only in the 20s for Sunday and Monday. The colder air might come through with some areas of snow, too.

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