Fire danger increases with high winds, dry conditions

Widespread wind advisory, red flag warning in effect tomorrow

Fire danger increases with high winds, dry conditions

However, there is still elevated fire danger until after sunset and a slight potential overnight.

With temperatures expected to approach 60 today in Boulder and winds gusting as high as 50 miles per hour, the National Weather Service has declared a Red Flag Warning for the area, signifying high fire danger, from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m.

Montezuma County's fire ban is in effect on Monday.

A U.S. Forest Service commander at one of two large wildfires in Oklahoma has warned firefighters to be careful as forecasters warn of unsafe, life-threatening wildfires in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains. People with agricultural land (who don't need permits) are still allowed to burn but are strongly encouraged to hold off until weather conditions change.

Because of these winds, the National Weather Service has also issued High Wind Warnings from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m.

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The National Weather Service in Boulder is warning Coloradans about critical to extreme fire weather conditions developing across portions of the state Tuesday. The minimum relative humidity was four percent.

Temperatures will drop slightly Monday night with a high of 62 degrees forecast for Tuesday. "Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged".

On Tuesday, there's an expected high of 50 degrees, with breezy conditions picking up in the afternoon.

The rest of the week is expected to be sunny and mostly clear, with daytime highs ranging between 55 to 65 degrees.

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