Cooler Wednesday, Fire Danger Returns Friday

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Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

A low pressure system moving over Colorado Wednesday will be accompanied by a temperature drop off from Tuesday's highs.

Highs will be in the 50s Wednesday and Thursday - closer to seasonal norms - with generally dry conditions across the plains while mountain areas may see some snow. Overall, little help for drought conditions can be expected during the coming days.

Near-critical fire conditions are expected Friday as southwest winds return and high temperatures rise as far as the low 70s over the eastern plains. Potential fire danger is expected to continue through the weekend, with particular concern for Sunday, as unseasonably warm temperatures continue. All outdoor burning and activities that could spark a fire should be avoided.