With more warm, windy and dry conditions on the way for Colorado, fire concerns have develop across part of the state. A Red Flag Warning has been issued across Fremont, El Paso, Springs and Huerfano Counties, countries just south of Denver County, Colorado.
A Red Flag Warning means that means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior. This is definitely the case for today.
For the wind, its forecast from the west at 15 to 25 mph. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Relative humidity, a measure of moisture in the atmospheric, is forecast to dip as low as 11 percent, meant conditions will be extremely dry and desert-like. Temperatures will also be well above normal, reaching the upper 60s through the mid 70s. These are conditions would support and help spread any fires that occur.
The Red Flag Warning goes through through 5 pm MST.
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.
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