Strong winds are blowing through the Grand Valley today prompting warnings from the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Western Colorado, effective until 11:00PM.

Winds will be peaking this afternoon and this evening as a cold front works its way from Utah into Colorado. Winds of 20-30 MPH are forecast with gusts nearing 50 MPH, from mid afternoon  into the mid-evening hours.

The weather service says travel can be impacted in these kinds of winds, and driving can be difficult - especially on north/south roadways.

Open burning is also strongly discouraged today.

Tuesday is expected to be a breezy day in  Western Colorado, although the wind should not be as strong as Monday.