Denver weather: Sunny skies and high temps with elevated fire danger expected

Another day of high temperatures and elevated fire danger is forecast for the Denver area on Sunday and into Monday.

Sunday’s weather calls for sunny skies with a high near 89 degrees and wind gusts that could get up to 15 mph, and a low of of 53 degrees, with calmer winds after midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service’s hazardous weather outlook for northeast and north central Colorado predicts elevated fire danger in the afternoon because of the warm and dry conditions, with the biggest threat near the Colorado-Wyoming border. Wind gusts are expected to go to up 20 to 25 mph for a few hours.

Denver temperatures are expected to bring another day in the high 80s on Monday with high wind gusts, but cooler temperatures are likely to come Tuesday evening and into the rest of the week, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service outlook. Higher mountain peaks could also see some a little snow Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

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