By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4) – The final days of summer are here and the season does not want to let go. Temperatures today went down to the low 80s and upper 70s thanks to that cold front yesterday. For the final day of summer on Thursday, we will jump right back close to 90 degrees! If you like the heat, enjoy it because we have some major weather changes on the way, very quickly.

Before that cool down, we also have to worry a lot about fire danger. There will be Red Flag Warnings for Douglas County to the eastern plains and Wind Advisories for northwestern Colorado for very gusty winds. Fire danger will be very high with our hot temperatures and low humidity with those winds.

After that, get ready for a big change. Fall officially arrives at 2:02 pm on Friday and we’ll have cooler temperatures with a slight chance for rain in the evening.

Saturday, you can pull out the cozy sweater and light the pumpkin candles because we’ll drop to the mid 60s with a decent chance for rain.

And then on Sunday, we get even cooler! We head to the upper 50s with the chance for afternoon storms. The high country could also pick up a few inches of snow on Saturday night.

5day More Fire Danger Before Big Cool Down

fall colors More Fire Danger Before Big Cool Down

drought monitor More Fire Danger Before Big Cool Down

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.


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