DENVER (CBS4) - Happy Memorial Day weekend! A big time warm up is taking over and expected to hold on through the holiday. The overall weather pattern has a trough of low pressure off the west coast with a high pressure ridge moving over the central Rockies. This weather set up should bring in dry and warm southwesterly winds over the region. Helping to keep clouds to a minimum and warm temperatures to levels well above the seasonal averages.
The heat will be holding on through the weekend and for the first half of the week ahead. There is a weak cold front that will move through on Tuesday and cut the heat a little bit. But, even with that temperatures will be feeling like summer for several days.
There is a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger in for parts of the San Juan mountains in southwest Colorado and for parts of the southern Front Range including Teller county and the Rampart Range. From 11am through 8pm Saturday. Winds may gust up to 35 mph with relative humidity from 5 to 10 percent.
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