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Denver’s first 80 degrees of the year, increased fire danger



Denver's first 80 degrees of the year, increased fire danger

According to the National Weather Service, Denver is on track to reach temperatures of 80 degrees for the first time this year on Saturday.

Saturday’s warm weather is expected to peak around 4 p.m., with high temperatures of 81 to 82 degrees. forecasters said.

Temperatures in the city came close to the limit on Friday, but fell short of a high of 75 degrees. according to NWS data.

a small chance of rain The weather could cool temporarily in the Denver area between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, but not enough to prevent the area from seeing those 80-degree temperatures, NWS forecasters said.

East of the city, warm and dry weather on the plains, combined with gusty winds, increased fire conditions, prompting several red flag warnings and fire watches, according to an NWS report. outlook for dangerous weather.

a red flag warning is in effect until 8:00 PM Saturday for Pueblo County and the San Luis Valley, including Alamosa, Del Norte, Fort Garland and Saguache, forecasters said. Fire watches will continue in those areas – and northern El Paso County – through Sunday evening.

Temperatures in Denver will drop to 46 degrees overnight before rising back to 80 degrees on Sunday, forecasters said.

While Sunday’s weather remains warm and sunny in the Denver area, showers and thunderstorms forecast for Monday and Tuesday will cool the city again, NWS forecasters said.

Rain is most likely to fall between 10pm Monday and 1pm Tuesday, followed by isolated showers and storms throughout the rest of the week.

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