Strong winds, extreme fire danger expected Monday

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DENVER -- Sunday brought gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions to the Front Range.

Multiple grass fires were started and spread rapidly because of high fire danger conditions. Winds will be stronger Monday with more extreme fire danger expected.

Winds will pick up in intensity after midnight on the Front Range and eastern Plains with gusts reaching 55 mph by Monday morning.

Winds will gust up to 60 mph in the mountains, along the Front Range and on the eastern Plains by Monday afternoon.

The Fire danger will be extremely high again Monday for the lower elevations with a red flag warning in place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Outdoor burning is not advised. If a fire starts under these conditions, it will spread very quickly.

On Sunday night, the mountains will see scattered snow showers and gusty winds causing low visibility on the roads at times.

A winter weather advisory is in place through Monday morning.

High temperatures will drop to the 40s in Denver on Monday. Temperatures stay in the mid-40s for Tuesday with winds finally calming down Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The rest of the week will be dry and mild in Denver. Highs will be in the 50s on Wednesday and will reach the 60s on Thursday and Friday.

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We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News -- and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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