Windy Sunday ahead in Colorado, near record highs in Denver

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DENVER -- A red flag warning has been issued for portions of Colorado from noon until 7 p.m. Any type of outdoor burning or open flame is banned throughout the state.

Wind gusts will get as high as 40 to 45 mph across the state through the afternoon.

These windy conditions will also give a boost to temperatures, with highs in the afternoon reaching the low 80s in Denver and low 90s for the southeastern Plains.

In the mountains, highs will stay in the 50 and 60s. In Denver, it will be within a degree of the record high.

A few clouds will linger through the overnight hours as breezy conditions continue across the Plains. Overnight lows will drop into the mid-40s to start Monday.

The workweek will start quiet, but breezy, with highs in the low 70s. Expect a gradual increase in clouds through the day, with mountain showers developing by the afternoon.

Rain chances along the Front Range will increase Monday night into Tuesday. Expect periods of rain Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Temperatures will hover in the 50s and 60s through the middle of the week.

In the mountains, rain will transition over to snow at times, with anywhere from 3-9 inches possible, mainly for the highest elevations.

Conditions will dry out by Friday and Saturday with highs returning to the 70s.

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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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