Fire Danger Before The Pre-Thanksgiving Snow – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS) – Colorado will be caught in a squeeze game again this week. We have a high pressure ridge crossing the southern Rockies with our next system of storms falling in the Pacific Northwest.

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This configuration will bring gusts of wind over the mountains, Front Range and part of the eastern plains for Tuesday. With winds, humidity levels can drop to single digits! As a result, about 3/4 of eastern Colorado have an ongoing fire hazard warning or watch.

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There is a red flag warning for high fire danger posted Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all of the Front Range foothills and the southeastern plains.

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At the same time, a fire weather watch for the areas from Limon to Burlington to Lamar for the same period.

On Tuesday evening, our much needed humidity maker moves into the state. It will be a cold front that will bring temperatures down by at least 20 degrees for the most part and bring accumulated snow to the mountains. The Eastern Plains can see very light amounts of rain mixed with snow or a few flurries with little to no accumulation.

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This can make travel conditions a bit slippery in the mountains from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning. Impacts across Denver and the Eastern Plains will be minor, but there could be a few slippery spots Wednesday night.

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The rapid storm system should be extinguished by the time we get to Thanksgiving.

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