High fire danger across Colorado Tuesday

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Published Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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by Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings across much of Colorado for Tuesday.

The warning starts as early as 11:00 a.m. over the eastern plains, while other parts of the state start slightly later. In addition to the plains, warnings will be in effect for the San Luis Valley and portions of southwest Colorado.

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MAP National Weather Map for April 28, 2020 - NWS
National weather hazard map for April 28, 2020. Courtesy NWS

Wind out of the northwest is expected to gust between 30 and 40 miles per hour, with humidity falling as low as 10 to 20 percent, creating conditions favorable for the rapid spread of fires that do start. Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s Tuesday.

Most of Nebraska, northwest Kansas, and northwest and central New Mexico will also be under warnings.

The warnings are currently set to expire at 8:00 p.m.

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