Fall in Colorado – Cold Mixed with Fire Danger

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Published Friday, October 27, 2017
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by Chris Sorensen

Colorado weather is known for odd conditions - such as highs in the 80s Wednesday, followed by highs in the 30s and 40s Thursday. Friday will bring another unusual situation.

Portions of the eastern plains will be under a red flag warning for high fire danger starting at noon Friday. The National Weather Service currently shows Prowers, Bent, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson and Yuma counties in line for fire potential in Colorado, along with neighboring counties in Kansas. The warning is prompted by north winds that may gust has high as 35 miles per hour and humidity dropping to the 10 to 15 percent range. With recent hard freezes ending the growing season, plenty of fuel is available to burn rapidly if a fire starts, so avoid all outdoor burning and activities that could spark a fire.

Temperatures across the plains will only reach the 40s during the day before falling into the 20s overnight.

A brief rebound in highs starts Saturday as temperaturess reach the upper 50, increasing further to the low 70s Sunday. Cold air returns Monday, with highs returning to the 40s to start the work week.

Weather information updated throughout the day is available at http://KiowaCountyPress.net/weather