High fire danger, strong winds expected for Sunday

DENVER -- A red flag warning is in effect for the Interstate 25 corridor and eastern Plains through the midday and afternoon hours on Sunday.

A strong cold front will push through the state, bringing wind gusts as high as 40-50 mph.

The strong wind, combined with dry fuels and relative humidity lower than 10 percent, presents high fire danger through the afternoon hours.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through Sunday for the central and western mountains as the cold front will develop heavy bands of snow.

Expect snow to continue Sunday into the morning hours on Monday.

Totals for the mountains will range from 2-5 inches, with localized higher amounts possible.

Once the front passes through, temperatures will drop below average to kick off the workweek. Expect highs on Monday and Tuesday to stay in the mid-to-upper 40s with breezy and sunny conditions.

By the second half of the workweek, sunshine will continue as temperatures rise into the low 50s. The next chance for rain and snow does not arrive until next weekend.

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