Two more days of unseasonably warm weather is in store for the Denver metro area before a cool front brings relief by Thursday.
Denver’s high temperature on Tuesday is expected to top out at 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Skies will be mostly sunny and there’s a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Winds will gust up to 33 mph.
The combination of hot, windy and dry weather is increasing widespread fire concerns around the state, including south and west of Denver. A red flag warning for fire danger on Tuesday includes the South Park area, portions of the foothills, southwestern Colorado, parts of the central mountains and the Western Slope, according to the weather service. The warning runs from noon Tuesday until 8 p.m. A widespread fire watch is posted from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
High temperatures in Colorado the next couple of days — about 15 degrees above normal for this time of year — will increase snowmelt in the mountains. No flooding, however, is expected, according to the weather service. Higher river and streamflows are expected later this week.
In Denver on Wednesday, the high temperature will climb to 85 degrees under sunny skies. Winds in the city could gust to 28 mph.
A cold front is expected to push into northeastern Colorado on Wednesday evening, bringing an increased chance of thunderstorms to the plains.
On Thursday in Denver, skies will be mostly sunny and the high temperature will hit a more seasonal 75 degrees.
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