As dry weather continues, elevated fire conditions are likely across much of the state Friday.
Denver and the I-25 corridor continue to see warm, sunny days, but humidity dropping and winds picking up throughout the day Friday will to increased fire danger.
Elevated fire conditions this afternoon across the I-25 Corridor, Palmer Divide and east central plains. Gusty winds will also occur over the higher terrain. There will be a slight chance of storms over the far northeast plains. #cowx pic.twitter.com/jVcFKfEO19
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) September 22, 2023
Denver’s high Friday is 84 degrees. Winds will be between six and 16 mph, with gusts of up to 25 mph.
The increased fire danger is worse in the south-central part of the state, from El Paso County to the New Mexico border, where a red flag warning is in place until 7 p.m.
It will be windy and dry today leading to HIGH FIRE DANGER in and near the mountains. Although winds will be lighter across the southeast plains, it will be breezy at times with brief near critical fire weather conditions possible. Please avoid fire starts! #cowx pic.twitter.com/oj7mUuiTcO
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) September 22, 2023
Winds there could reach up to 45 mph, and the humidity will be as low as 9%.
Back in Denver, Friday night will continue to be mostly cloudless and windy, with gusts of up to 21 mph. The low is 47 degrees.
Over the weekend, Denver is still expected to see a slight drop in temperatures to the high 70s. Sunny and dry weather is still expected through next week as well.