Denver weather: Sunny and very windy for Cinco de Mayo

DENVER (KDVR) —  Denver’s weather will remain breezy with some warmer temperatures and increased sunshine on Sunday. This will be followed by cooler temperatures throughout the workweek.

Weather today: Breezy and warm

Mostly sunny and breezy conditions are forecasted to dominate the area on Sunday. There is a High Wind Warning across the western slope until midnight, with gusts up to 70 mph possible. Meanwhile, the Foothills along with the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains are under a High Wind Watch with gusts also up to 70 mph likely.

Because of these strong winds in south-central and southeast Colorado, the National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a Red Flag Warning for the San Luis Valley and for the southeast part of the state. Warm and dry weather will make for dangerous fire conditions, and outdoor burning is not recommended.

High temperatures in Denver will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies.

Weather tonight: Mostly clear and windy

Sunday night will bring partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions as overnight low temperatures drop down into the upper 40s nearing 50 degrees. Winds will be out of the south anywhere from 20-30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph possible.

Meanwhile, there is a Winter Weather Advisory for Rabbit Ears Pass and for the Elkhead and Park Mountains as a system is set to drop 5-10″ of snow Sunday night into Monday morning.

Looking ahead: Cooler air ahead, unsettled second half of the week

Monday brings us cooler high temperatures, only in the upper 50s and lower 60s under partly cloudy skies.

This will be followed by sunshine and mid-60s on Tuesday. Temperatures will drop again Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the next chance for showers moves in.

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