By Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) – Our latest Colorado weather pattern is producing a triple threat of gusty winds, low humidity and warm temperatures. That combined with what has been a fairly dry transition from winter to spring is adding up to a few days of critical fire danger threat.

Winds across the mountains into the Front Range will be gusting up 50 mph. Some mountain and foothill areas may get up near 60 mph! There is a Red Flag Warning for High Fire Danger over all of eastern Colorado and parts of the southern mountains and Four Corners.

117 Fire Danger Threatens More Than Half Of Colorado
 

Several counties have placed fire restrictions in effect, including Arapahoe County …

… Park County …

… and Boulder County.

I would not be surprised if another Red Flag Warning is issued for Thursday as well as winds are expected to be even stronger.

Our state will be sandwiched between an approaching cold front from the northwest and high pressure tracking out of the Rockies into the great plains. The front should swing through the state Friday with more wind and a chance for snow.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years! Connect with Dave on Facebook and on Twitter @DaveAgCBS.

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