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Dry, warm and windy conditions will occur again by late this morning and continue into the evening ahead of a storm system moving into the Great Basin. This will lead to critical fire weather conditions across portions of western Colorado in areas where fuels are deemed critical. See Red Flag Warning highlights below for the specific areas where the combination of low relative humidity, gusty winds and dry fuels will lead to critical fire weather conditions.  Windy conditions will also occur across much of eastern Utah and western Colorado requiring Wind Advisories for those areas where winds are expected to gust to 50 mph in the valleys and up to 60 mph over Douglas Pass.

Winds should subside by Sunday with cooler temperatures, yet still remaining above normal.  Precipitation potential is becoming less and less likely through the weekend as the western slope gets caught in the dry slot with not much progression of this storm system.  Any shower activity looks to be confined to areas north of I-70 with more wind than rain as low levels remain very dry. Temperatures this weekend will cool by 10 degrees compared to the readings over the last few days, but still be fairly mild with values still 5 degrees above normal. 

 

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Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories  Issued: 04/07/2024 09:51:43 AM MDT

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