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KUSA - The threat of damaging winds shifts from one area of the state to another, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

Blowing dust and reduced visibility are likely for the Eastern Plains Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts will be as high as 50 mph.

The gusts will decrease after sunset when the warning expires. A red flag warning is in effect through 6 p.m. for counties on the eastern plains like Yuma, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne. The risk for fire danger is high with possible gusts of 50 mph and very dry fuels. Relative humidity will be as low as 14 percent.

The mostly dry weather is expected through tonight across the state. Early Wednesday, a wave of pacific moisture will bring snow to the mountains, and by the afternoon a live of rain and snow is possible for the Eastern Plains as well.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning for areas along the Continental Divide. Accumulations will reach from 4 to 8".