…RED FLAG WARNING FOR HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON…
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
Increasing fire danger is expected this afternoon across the high
mountain valleys with gusty southwest winds up to 30 mph and low
humidities. Elsewhere, dry and warm today with highs in the 80s
across lower elevations. An approaching storm system will bring a
chance of rain and snow showers to the mountains tonight with up
to a couple of inches of snow possible over higher elevations.
Westerly winds will also be increasing later tonight with gusts up
to 50 mph possible over the high mountains and exposed east
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday
A weather system will bring snow showers to the mountains mainly
Friday morning with a chance of rain showers at lower elevations
by afternoon. Snowfall will generally be on the light side.
The next chance for precipitation will come Saturday night and
Sunday as a much stronger system affects the area. The center of
this storm system is expected to stay north of Colorado, however,
northwest flow behind it will bring periods of mountain snow
Saturday night through Monday. Areas east of the mountains could
see a chance of light rain and snow showers on Sunday with very
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.