Sunny skies and warm weather are expected to continue Wednesday, reaching a high of 74 degrees with 7 to 11 mph winds, gusting as high as 21 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
While red flag warnings from Tuesday have been lifted, the weather service warns that warm weather combined with wind can still be dangerous for fire conditions. Parts of northeast Colorado and central and southeast Park County continue to have red flag warnings.
High Fire Danger returns today for portions of northeast CO. Breezy conditions will lead to elevated fire conditions along the northern foothills as well so please remain vigilant to prevent fire starts. Extreme Fire Danger will be likely on Friday! #cowx pic.twitter.com/hFkxq1tEaK
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) April 20, 2022
The National Weather Service expects temperatures to climb even higher through the workweek, with Thursday’s forecast high reaching 79 and Friday’s near 82.
Denver weather: Red flag conditions for much of Front Range on Tuesday alongside wind, warm temps
Denver weather: Warm, dry Monday expected under sunny skies
Denver weather: Fire Weather Watch is posted for widespread areas on Sunday
Denver weather: Breezy, warm and sunny weekend ahead
Continuing windy weather in Colorado prompts red flag warning over fire danger
The next chance of rain comes Friday night and Saturday. The high on Saturday should drop to around 61, with a chance of rain until 11 p.m., followed by a chance of rain and snow between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday, and a slight chance of snow showers after 3 a.m. Sunday.
The high on Sunday is expected to reach 57, with a chance of rain and snow continuing through the day and evening, when the low should drop to around 35.