The National Weather Service has issued fire weather watches through Tuesday for portions Colorado, including most western slope counties and the southeast plains. Much of the watch area is suffering under severe to extreme drought conditions.
Extreme drought made another large increase in southern Colorado according to the most recent update from the National Drought Mitigation Center.
Remaining areas of Las Animas, Bent, and Baca counties that had been in severe drought shifted into extreme conditions. Extreme conditions also grew in Huerfano, Crowley, and Lincoln counties, and entered southeast Pueblo County.
Colorado's fire risk is increasing again for the weekend.
Three tornado warnings were issued in southeast Colorado Tuesday evening, with two tornadoes confirmed by spotter near Sugar City in Crowley County.
Third tornado warning Tuesday in southeast Colorado includes portions of three counties.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN OTERO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...
SOUTHWESTERN KIOWA COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...
EAST CENTRAL CROWLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...
NORTHWESTERN BENT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...
* UNTIL 830 PM MDT.
* AT 804 PM MDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED OVER CHERAW, OR 10 MILES NORTH OF LA JUNTA, MOVING
A brief tornado warning was issued in southeast Colorado Tuesday following a confirmed sighting by a storm chaser.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in southern Colorado until 7:15 p.m.
High fire danger returns to much of drought-stricken southern Colorado Wednesday.
Learn about wildfire safety and minigation strategies in Colorado.