Dry, warm and windy to end the week

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DENVER -- Winds decrease Thursday across Colorado, but they increase rapidly on Friday and stay strong on Saturday. As a result, wildfire danger increases Friday.

There will be sunshine Thursday with highs about 70 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.

The mountains will stay sunny with highs in the 50s and 60s.

A storm system passes to the north of Colorado on Friday and Saturday.

This is a classic windy setup for Colorado. Mountain wind gusts will range from 25-60 mph on Friday and Saturday, highest above treeline.

Front Range wind gusts will be 15-35 mph.

Forecast Wind Gusts 3:45pm Friday. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

Friday through Sunday looks dry across the Front Range. Friday will be the warmest at 80 degrees with downsloping wind.

Saturday through Sunday will have highs of 65 to 70 degrees.

Most of next week looks to be dry.

Leaves are at peak. Go see fall color within the next five days.

Check Colorado interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

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

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