Windy and unseasonably warm weather continues in Colorado on Wednesday with a chance of severe afternoon thunderstorms on the Eastern Plains and red flag fire warning west and south of Denver.
After record-setting heat in Denver on Tuesday — 92 degrees — the city is in for another hot day with a forecast high temperature of 87 degrees on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Skies will be sunny and winds will gust to 37 mph.
Severe thunderstorms are expected on the Eastern Plains with storms stretching from Fort Morgan to Limon. Large hail, damaging winds and a chance for a “couple” of tornadoes is possible.
Fire dangers are elevated in widespread areas south and west of Denver, including the Palmer Divide. Low humidity, strong winds and unseasonable heat are combing to increase concerns about wildland fire on the Western Slope, southwestern Colorado, the southern and central mountains, and along the Interstate 25 corridor from Trinidad to Castle Rock, the weather service said.
On Thursday in Denver, the weather will cool down to a more seasonal level with the high temperature hitting about 74 degrees. Skies will be mostly sunny, but there’s a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., the weather service said. There’s a 20% chance for for precipitation.
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