Time to get outside this weekend! The forecast looks absolutely beautiful with a high of 76 expected on Saturday and 72 on Sunday. This is why we all love Colorado.
Southern parts of the state and much of the western slope do currently have Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches posted. As we saw earlier this week with the fires near Ordway and Fort Carson, conditions are ripe in some places of the state for dangerous wildfires. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or are imminent. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential. One has not been issued for northeastern Colorado – yet. Indications are we could find ourselves under one on Sunday if conditions persist.
One last note… If you are interested, there are still opportunities to attend the National Weather Service storm spotter training. There will be two sessions in Commerce City on April 30th and a few others around the metro are in the next couple of weeks. Click here to see the schedule. These are great sessions for anyone interested in wanting to learn more about our severe weather. You can read more about the spotter program here.