Latest Update: March 22nd 2023 – 6:20 AM

TODAY: Wind really picks up today and fire danger will increase as the Front Range stays dry and warm, with many spots in the 60s. This all ahead of a cold front that will drop temperatures for Thursday, with highs down to the 40s and 50s. The winds ahead of this front could be potentially damaging winds with gusts up to and perhaps occasionally exceeding 70 m.p.h. With these strong winds expected, which will cause some blowing dust and difficulty for lightweight and high profile vehicles, a High Wind Warning has been issued for much of the area on Wednesday.

Along with very strong winds, humidity will become quite low, and the combination of these along with warmer than normal temperatures and some dry vegetation, the fire danger will become quite high across much of southern Colorado. Because of this, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Wednesday for most areas along and east of I-25.

We’ll get a few rain and snow chances Wednesday for the Front Range and mountains-mountain valleys west of I-25. Showers look to be spotty and won’t make it very far east from the mountains. Most of the plains stay dry. From there, we stay cooler to end the week.

EXTENDED: Another system moves in over the weekend, bringing another shot for snow Saturday evening into Sunday and at least cooler air to southern Colorado. Beyond that it looks like we’ll see some mild and mainly dry weather as we head through next week.

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