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Fire danger high in Colorado this warm, dry, breezy weekend

Red flag warning Saturday, fire weather watch Sunday.
Posted at 5:40 AM, Feb 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-24 17:33:55-05

A nice warm weekend in Colorado brings with it elevated fire danger in spots.

A red flag warning will be in place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the along I-25 and the northern plains up to the Wyoming border for dry, windy conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

A red flag warning will be in place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. near I-25 and the adjacent foothills as low humidity and warm, windy weather returns.


The weekend forecast otherwise looks delightful, with temps in the 60s and lighter winds in some spots.

The next storm will bring rain and snow back to western Colorado on Monday and into the Denver area Tuesday. The weather will be briefly colder through Wednesday, followed by dry and milder days Thursday and Friday.

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