Local Forecast

Elevated fire danger ahead - 04/16/18

Today: We'll be dealing with elevated fire danger today! Gusts could range in the 20s and 30s for the lower elevations with the 40s possibly in the San Luis Valley; that's why we have a Wind Alert Level One in effect. When you combine the winds with dry fuels and low relative humidity levels, we have a high risk of fast-growing wildfires. We have Red Flag Warnings running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for areas along the I-25 corridor. No outdoor burning today! Highs will be warm as a result of the winds, reaching the 70s and 80s in the lower terrain with the 60s for the local mountains. 

Tonight: Lows drop to the 30s and 40s. Winds should die down somewhat. 

Extended: Winds will pick up further Tuesday. Powerful gusts possibility in the 50s (isolated 60s) will create extreme fire danger. Red Flag Warnings go from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for almost all of southern Colorado, except for Teller County. Wednesday will offer quieter conditions with less wind. However, on Thursday - gusts again could reach the 30s and 40s! A strong spring storm system will swing through southern Colorado Friday. This will keep things gusty and could also spark rain and snow. Stick with us for the latest!


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