Denver is set to close out the workweek with an unseasonably warm day sure to have workers streaming out of offices early Friday. The warmer weather along with low humidity and gusty winds however also will increase the fire danger today and tomorrow.
For Friday the day is starting with a bit of fog in some areas of town, mainly in the northern half of the metro area. This will burn off quickly once the sun comes up and we will be left with mostly sunny skies. The mercury will climb to 72 degrees today with calm breezes early on. Winds will increase this afternoon though and gust to 25 mph this afternoon.
We are once again under a Red Flag Warning for critical fire conditions from noon until 8:00pm. On Saturday the winds will be increasing and a Fire Weather Watch has already been put in place for the afternoon through evening periods. The temperatures, humidity, wind and state of fuels on the ground are going to continue to present a very real fire danger until we receive some meaningful precipitation.
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The weekend ahead is going to be a bit of a split decision. Saturday will be much like today with temperatures climbing to around 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies. As mentioned above, the winds will be a bit stronger than today however with gusts to 30 mph.
Saturday night and into Sunday a front will be moving through that is going to mix things up a bit. During the overnight hours on Saturday we may see some scattered rain and snow showers develop and there will be a chance for those to continue through the day Sunday. High temperatures on Sunday will be only around 52 degrees.
Monday bounces back with sunny skies and temperatures climbing into the mid-60s. This will be followed by a return to an unsettled weather pattern with more seasonal temperatures and a slight chance to see precipitation Tuesday through Thursday.
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