Colorado faces warm, dry weather this week with metro Denver temperatures approaching 90 degrees Monday and Tuesday and no sudden freezes in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat combined with wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour and humidity less than 10% means fire risks will increase. Expect red flag warnings around southwestern Colorado where conditions are especially dry. Mountain snowpack measured well
below normal for this time of year in southern parts of the state.
On Wednesday, cooler temperatures around 84 degrees and breezes are expected, National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Cooper said. Night temperatures were expected to drop into the 50s.
“It’s been fairly cool up to this point,” Cooper said. “We’re into a warming period for the next week.”