Denver, Front Range, eastern Plains under red flag warning Wednesday

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Red Flag Warning issued for Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Red Flag Warning issued for Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From the Pinpoint Weather team:

DENVER — The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Denver, the Front Range and the eastern half of Colorado for Wednesday. It will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dry, windy, warm conditions have increased the fire danger in the region.

The cooler temperatures that dropped across eastern Colorado will quickly be replaced by another warming trend.

Wednesday will be very windy for the Front Range and Denver.  Expect gusts to reach 40 mph.  It will be partly sunny and warm with highs back in the 60s. Humidity levels are expected to drop to very low levels, around 15 percent, especially on the Plains.

The National Weather Service said all of those factors will create critical conditions for dry grasslands and rapid fire growth will be possible.

There will be much less wind for Thursday and Friday as temperatures stay in the 60s.  Saturday looks breezy and warmer.  Sunday looks like the warmest day with highs in the city approaching 70 degrees.

A cold front will arrive late Monday with the next chance for rain.  Those showers will linger into Tuesday as temperatures dip back into the 50s.

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