Windy, warm Tuesday with high fire danger

9:56 PM, Apr 4, 2011   |    comments
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9NEWS Meteorologist Kathy Sabine says the warm windy weather with resulting low relative humidity values will create tinder dry conditions along the Front Range once again, in spite of the recent round of rain and snow from Sunday's storm.

While it will be very windy Tuesday the gusts may fall just short of the National Weather Service's HIGH WIND criteria so the HIGH WIND WATCH has been cancelled. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are still possible in and near the foothills.

Afternoon temperatures will soar back into the 70s Tuesday afternoon. These numbers will run 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for extremely high fire danger from the western Denver suburbs north through the foothills of Boulder and Larimer Counties Tuesday afternoon.

Another RED FLAG WARNING will be in effect from the Colorado Springs area to the south Tuesday afternoon.

Kathy says that a new storm system Wednesday will bring rain and snow to the Front Range mountains and a few showers to the plains, including the Denver area, in the afternoon. Fire danger should be much more manageable with periods of showers expected toward the tail end of the week.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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