National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A strengthening pressure gradient will bring breezy conditions to the region today. Gusty winds combined with low relative humidity and dangerously dry vegetation will lead to critical fire weather conditions this afternoon and evening. Unseasonable heat will only make things worse. Similar conditions are possible across portions of southwest Colorado Monday, otherwise hot and dry conditions continue through midweek. Some moisture returns during the latter part of the week ahead bringing afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, mainly across the mountains. Temperatures are expected to cool in response to the increased cloud cover and shower activity.