Higher Temperatures Bringing Higher Fire Danger

By Ed Greene

DENVER (CBS4) – Wednesday a large ridge of high pressure centered over Utah continues to deflect moisture to the north of Colorado and increases the flow of warm desert air into our state. That set-up continued to bring dry and warm weather to Denver with our high officially reaching 77 degrees – a whopping 23 degrees above normal for this time of year: mid March, our snowiest month of year! Look for more of the same for Thursday – mild, dry, a little breezy with highs right back in the mid 70s. As a result, a Fire Weather Watch (for high fire danger) is out for a great deal of the northeast, including greater metro Denver from 10am to 7pm Thursday.

Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, will be slightly cooler – but still mild – in the upper 60s under partly sunny skies. The weekend then warms up even more: sunny to partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 for both Saturday and Sunday.

Monday – Spring arrives at 4:29AM – we are partly cloudy with a spring-like high in the lower 70s. Then as we go through next week, a change in the weather pattern brings a chance for showers and highs back in the upper 50s and 60s.

5day Higher Temperatures Bringing Higher Fire Danger

snowpack Higher Temperatures Bringing Higher Fire Danger

Watch Ed Greene forecasting the weather on CBS4 newscasts at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @EdGreeneCBS4.

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