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Fire danger high in the foothills tonight

Winds increasing this evening
Nov 18 2021 5:15am forecast
Posted at 5:41 AM, Nov 18, 2021

Winds will be increasing tonight in the mountains and foothills, a concern for firefighters working the wildfire near Estes Park. Fire Weather Warnings are in effect for elevations between 6,000 and 9,000 feet until 5 AM Friday morning.

Denver has gone 211 days since the last snowfall. The longest streak on record is 235 days, set in 1887, although the National Weather Service is skeptical on the accuracy of such an old record. Denver is also on track for one of the latest first snows on record. If no snow falls through next Sunday (Nov. 21), the city would set a new mark for the latest first snowfall, beating the current record of Nov. 21, 1934.

Winds are going to increase ahead of a warm front that will cross the state overnight. Winds in the foothills and will be a concern for firefighters.

Friday will be warmer — back to the middle 60s.

The mountains will see scattered snow showers Friday night and again Saturday. There is a slight chance of rain showers over the plains Saturday afternoon. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-to upper 50s.

Sunday will be cool and dry with highs in the lower 50s. Warm and dry weather will return Monday and Tuesday with highs back in the 60s.

Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) will turn cooler and there is a slight chance for light snow Thursday morning.

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