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High fire danger, potentially record-setting temps for Thornton’s Wednesday

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 5:06am MDT

An unseasonably warm day on tap for us today with mercury readings that will push toward the record high for the date. However, those temperatures will be coupled with critical fire danger that has prompted a Red Flag Warning.

The day starts off with a good bit of cloud cover but skies will be clearing by mid-morning leading to mostly sunny skies for much of the day.

Temperatures start out warm, aided by downslope flow, and will head toward a high temperature near the 80 degree mark. Denver’s record high temperature for today’s date is 80 degrees, set in 1982, so it is in jeopardy.

The main story will be winds out of the west that will be increasing in speed this morning and continuing into the early evening. Those winds coupled with dry fuels and low humidity will lead to increased fire danger. A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will be in effect from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Please be careful out there!

Tonight, winds will be calm and skies partly clear as we head for a low in the mid-40s.

Tomorrow, we do this all over again but with even stronger winds and even higher fire danger. Keep an eye on current weather conditions here.

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