The National Weather Service in Boulder is warning Coloradans about critical to extreme fire weather conditions developing across portions of the state Tuesday.
These fire conditions will be most prominent along the Palmer Divide, throughout the eastern central part of the state and along the southeast plains, the weather service said.
New fires and rapid fire growth will be made possible by strong winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour Tuesday morning through mid-evening.
In addition to a red flag warning and high wind warning, the weather service said the Denver metro should see a high of 67 degrees.
Snow is expected in the mountains Tuesday afternoon into the early evening accompanied by gusty winds. Two to four inches of snow are predicted in the high country.
Come Wednesday and Thursday, the winds are expected to die down, but the sun and warm temperatures should stick around. Wednesday has a forecasted high of 60 degrees with a high of 68 degrees on Thursday.
A storm is expected to pass through starting Thursday night, likely bringing Friday rain and a chance of showers on Saturday.
Significant mountain snowfall is possible during the spring storm.
Source:: The Denver Post – News