Windy, mostly sunny this weekend and wildfire danger with red flag

Sunny blue skies and wind, along with dry ground and grass, combined to create favorable conditions for the fires, which threaten Friday and the weekend for residents of Denver and other Front Range towns .

The high temperature in Denver will hit 53 degrees on Friday, dropping to 65 degrees on Saturday and 68 degrees on Sunday under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Around Colorado, the Weather Service issued an air quality alert Friday morning for areas west of Colorado Springs where a wildfire near Lake George in Park and Teller counties was blowing smoke. .

Humidity as low as 10% in the high plains means any combustion or spark outside could start a fire. Weather service officials issued a red flag fire danger warning covering Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the southeastern quarter of the state.

A winter weather advisory warned of snow in the mountains of western Colorado, where up to nine inches of snow is expected in some areas, along with gusty winds at speeds of up to 50 miles on time, which could create difficult road conditions. Weather Services forecasters also issued a strong wind warning covering Front Range towns north of metro Denver to the Wyoming border.


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