…RED FLAG WARNING IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS
FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT…
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
As dry and warm weather continues over the mountains today, gusty
winds are expected to return in the afternoon which will raise the
threat of dangerous fire behavior back to high levels. A Red Flag
Warning will be in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT because of the
strong winds and low humidity levels. Winds will be increasing to
speeds of 20 to 30 MPH with gusts of 40 to 50 MPH possible.
Otherwise, skies will be sunny.
On the plains, areas of fog and low clouds will continue this
morning east of a line from Sterling to Limon. Visibilities could
drop as low as one quarter mile, especially over Lincoln County.
Southeast winds will also blow at 20 to 30 MPH. Sunshine will
return this afternoon as the clouds burn off and recede to the
east. A few rain showers or thunderstorms may move over Weld,
Logan, Sedgwick and Phillips Counties this evening with light rain
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday
Fire danger will remain elevated over the higher terrain and
portions of the plains on Saturday due to gusty winds and low
Sunday through Wednesday will remain dry. Freezing temperatures
will be possible across portions of the plains Monday morning.
Fire danger will increase again from Tuesday into Wednesday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.