Along the leading edge, winds will be gusty - picking up to 35 mph.
Strong winds and dry conditions will create extreme fire danger for northern and northeast Colorado as the front moves through.
A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect for locations near Fort Collins, Greeley, Fort Morgan, Holyoke, Yuma, southwest Nebraska and southeast Wyoming from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Winds will be out of the north in these areas, between 10 and 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph during the afternoon.
The strongest wind gusts will hit the Front Range after 5 p.m. While Denver is not under the warning, expect winds to pick up in the metro area after 9 p.m. Wednesday with gusts to 25 mph near the city.
The cool air arriving with the front will move onto the Front Range Wednesday night. It will not bring a big chance for rain. However, it will bring another taste of fall. Expect highs to be in the upper 70s and low 80s Thursday with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance for isolated light rain showers in the Denver metro area.
Temperatures will warm back up into the lower and middle 80s by Friday and the weekend.
While the cooler air is welcome, there will not be much rain. Colorado, along with much of the nation is experiencing extreme drought conditions. The long-range forecast shows little improvement through Halloween.
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