Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…High to Extreme Fire Danger this Weekend…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Areas in and near the mountains will be warmer and drier today.
Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will be common this afternoon in the
mountains, causing elevated fire danger. Over the high mountain
passes, gusts up to 50 mph can be expected.

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue over the
far northeast plains of Colorado through this afternoon, mainly
east a line from Akron to Sterling. Brief rain and gusty winds
will accompany the showers.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

Hot, windy and dry conditions on Sunday will produce high to
extreme fire danger. Conditions will be most extreme in the Front
Range mountains below 10 thousand feet, high mountain valleys, in
and near the northern foothills and Cheyenne Ridge. A Fire
Weather Watch is in effect for most of these areas on Sunday

Temperatures will be closer to normal through most of next week as
a series of cool fronts move into the northeast plains. There
will be a slight chance of thunderstorms by the mid-week, with a
better chance of thunderstorms by the end of the week.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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