Fire danger will remain a concern as we continue into the evening due to the warm and windy conditions. Much of the state has been labeled under a red flag warning.
Conditions around the High Park Fire are less than ideal, with current temperatures in the mid 90s and southwest winds at 30mph. In addition to the current weather conditions, this year's severe drought and unusually dry environment offers little relief to firefighters in the High Park area.
Southwest winds will keep temperatures warm, with current readings still in the 90s. The winds will be strong, over 30 mph at times on the plains and over 50 mph at times in the high country.
A cold front will slide across the state this evening, ushering cooler air as winds swing around to the north behind it. Lows tonight will fall to around 50 in the Denver metro area.
Sunday will feature cooler highs, in the upper 70s, along with plenty of sunshine.
Storm chances are minimal through the week ahead, giving Colorado a break from the active weather that occurred last week. There could be occasional isolated late-day storms, but significant rain is not in the forecast. Therefore, expect the fire danger to stay elevated through the next several days.
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