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Warmer for a couple days, colder this weekend!

Fire danger remains high in the foothills
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Posted at 5:10 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 00:40:06-04

DENVER — Dry weather conditions will continue for a few days, along with warmer temperatures. Expect highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s - about 7 to 10 degrees above normal through Wednesday.

Fire danger continues to be a concern due to the extremely dry conditions. A new fire — the Lefthand Canyon Fire sparked Sunday, forcing evacuations in parts of Boulder County. Also, the Cameron Peak Fire, the Calwood Fire and East Troublesome Fire will continue to bring areas of widespread smoke to areas downwind of the flames.

Air Quality Alerts are in place for the majority of the Front Range.

Lows overnight will be in the 30s to low 40s in the mountains and foothills and gusty west-northwest winds will be a concern for firefighting efforts over the northern and central mountain areas.

Dry and pretty pleasant conditions can be expected through mid-next week in Denver, with lows in the 40s and highs in the low to mid 70s through Wednesday.

A fast-moving front looks to move into Colorado late Wednesday and Thursday. Cooler weather and light precipitation will again be possible, but unfortunately not a good soggy storm. Temperatures will begin a cooling trend that will continue into next week.

A stronger and colder storm will move into Colorado on Sunday with a good chance for rain and snow. At the present time, this storm does not appear to become a major snowstorm, but should bring at least several inches of snow to the fire areas Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures will turn sharply colder with lows dropping to the teens by Monday morning!

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