Temperatures will be in the 80s with dry conditions and low relative humidity values. It will also be windy with gusts of 25-50 mph across the Front Range. Gusts could be up to 90 mph in the southern mountains.
It is important to prepare now in case a wildfire sparks.
While the Pinpoint Weather Team is not recommending to-go bags be packed, they are warning about the dangers of open burning, discarded cigarette butts and other fire risks.
“If you see suspicious behavior report it to authorities,” Pinpoint Meteorologist Chris Tomer said.
The peak fire danger is Friday afternoon, especially east of Denver. Key ingredients for this are:
- Strong wind
- Dry fuels
- Low relative humidity values
- Near-record heat
The International Fire Chiefs Association said it’s crucial to have an action plan in place in case a wildfire starts.
- Important phone numbers: emergency and non-emergency
- The owner of your property
- List of local news and radio stations
- Location of electrical and natural gas shutoffs
- Directions notating all neighborhood exits
- Exit routes
- Meeting location
- Area shelters/safety zones
Be sure to download the free Pinpoint Weather App to stay up-to-date with the newest weather data as it comes in and to get important alerts straight to your phone.