Winds calm, temperatures to drop Wednesday

DENVER -- Wind was a disastrous element of Tuesday's weather.

From dust storms to tree, roof and car damage and fueling fires, the peak wind gusts were an issue across Colorado all day.

The wind has since calmed from those extremes. The strongest wind will be over the eastern Plains through Tuesday night with periodic gusts in the metro areas.

Wednesday will have a breeze but not the wind. Temperatures will be near 60 degrees.

Thursday warms into the upper 60s and lower 70s ahead of a strong system that will impact the state heading into the weekend.

The incoming system will bring rain and snow to the state. Most of the snow will be above 6,000 feet.

The total moisture will range from 0.5 to 1.5 inches.

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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.