Oct. 17 forecast: Slightly cooler and windy

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Good morning! We’re looking at a high of 76 today and gusts of up to 33 mph, which means you should not be burning stuff outside, according to the National Weather Service. Also, gusts in the alpine terrain could hit 80 mph.

A cold front will drive temperatures down to the 50s by Wednesday, along with rain in Denver and light snow in the mountains, but then it’s expected to warm up again, NWS forecasts.

Sunrise is 7:13 a.m., sunset is 6:16 p.m.