Local Forecast

Wind alert level 2 and high fire danger - 3/23/18

TODAY: Sun and clouds will be seen across the area today. Highs will soar into the 60s, 70s, well above average for this time of the year! Places out over the eastern plains will warm into the mid and low 80s. Red flag warnings are in place along and to the east of I-25 through 7pm tonight. This is due to dry fuels and strong westerly winds between 40 and 50 mph. A wind alert level 2 is in place through the afternoon. A front pushes through this afternoon which could bring an isolated sprinkle to our mountain cities and the Palmer Divide.

TONIGHT: We will be mostly clear tonight and lows cool into the 30s for most locations. Winds won't be as strong but could still be gusting between 20 and 30 mph overnight.

EXTENDED: Fire weather watches are in place for your Saturday. This is due to a potential repeat of high fire danger. These could be upgraded to red flag warnings so stay tuned for potential changes. A wind alert level 1 is in place for Saturday because of gusty winds to 30 mph. Monday night into Tuesday brings the potential for widespread rain and snow. It is still a little to early to nail down specifics so be sure to stay with KRDO for the latest.

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