Parts of Colorado once again under Red Flag Warning due to fire danger

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 13:29:32-04

DENVER – Much of eastern Colorado is under a Red Flag Warning again Thursday amid continuing high fire danger.

Forecasts called for temperatures in the high 80s with low humidity and gusty winds up to 15 to 30 miles per hour. Because those conditions could increase the risk of a fire quickly growing out of control, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning from noon to 8 p.m.

The warning extends from the Castle Rock area south to Pueblo and east to the Colorado-Kansas state line.

Big changes are in store for the forecast as we move into fall (the official first day of autumn is Friday). Temperatures will dip in the 60s on Saturday and then fall even further into the 50s on Sunday. In the mountains, nighttime lows will dip into the low 30s.

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