…RED FLAG WARNING HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS…
…SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THREAT OVER PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS…
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
There will be a greater risk of severe thunderstorms across
portions of northeast Colorado today. The highest chance of
severe storms will be along and east of a line from Cheyenne
Wyoming to Greeley, Byers, and Kiowa. Destructive hail greater
than 2 inches in diameter and damaging winds to around 70 mph will
be possible from the strongest storms. There is a smaller threat
of severe weather west of that line including the I-25 Corridor.
Most of the storms along and west of I-25 will produce gusty winds
to around 45 mph and only a brief period of rain.
Fire danger will be higher in the mountains and over the higher
foothills as winds increase. Red Flag Warnings are in effect until
8 PM today for the high mountain valleys where the combination of
strongest winds and lowest humidities can be expected. Thunderstorms
producing lightning but little if any rain may produce new fire
starts. Be sure to adhere to local fire bans.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday
Mostly dry weather is expected on Saturday with only a few gusty
thunderstorms possible across the far eastern plains. Dry and
warmer weather is expected Sunday and Monday, with a better
chance for showers and storms by Tuesday. Some of the storms
across the far northeastern plains on Tuesday could be strong.
Fire danger will remain elevated through the weekend with a
continuation of gusty winds and low humidity over the high
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will likely be required over portions of the
northeast plains of Colorado by 3 PM.