Hurricane-like wind gusts are whipping through the central Front Range and the Interstate 70 corridor Wednesday as temperatures are expected to return to above-average levels.

The National Weather Service in Boulder recorded the highest wind gust in the I-70 corridor as 96 mph near Georgetown. Other recorded high speeds include a 93 mph gust on Berthoud Pass, 80 mph near Aspen and 69 mph in Nederland.

Pikes Peak recorded a 76 mph gust at about 7 a.m.

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The low altitude areas of southern Front Range will also be windy, but not as extreme as other parts of the state.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted winds between 40 to 45 mph decreasing to 30 to 35 miles an hour Wednesday. Gusts could reach 65 mph, meteorologists say.

The wind is expected to calm down, but stay between 15 and 25 mph throughout the week.

Highs in the 60s are in Colorado Springs’ forecast for the rest of the week, topping the average temperature for early November of 58 degrees.

“A dry breezy and mild pattern settles in for the rest of the work week,” Gazette news partner KKTV reported. “Most days offer mostly sunny skies.”

The weather service predicted highs of 72 degrees Wednesday, 71 degrees Thursday and 64 degrees Friday. Wednesday’s weather will be breezy with mostly sunny skies.

Skies are expected to be mostly sunny Thursday and sunny Friday.

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