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High fire danger will continue through Thursday over eastern Colorado

Windy, warm and dry conditions will hold through Thursday afternoon
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Posted at 5:05 AM, Apr 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-12 17:28:00-04

DENVER — High temperatures soared back to record levels again Wednesday afternoon across eastern Colorado. Denver reached the middle 80s, while Burlington and Wray hit the middle 90s! The average high temperature in mid-April is in the low 60s.

Fire danger will remain high along the Front Range and eastern plains, due to the very warm, windy and dry conditions. Fire weather warnings and watches are in effect for most of eastern Colorado through Thursday afternoon.


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Colorado will see increased fire danger Wednesday. What to expect

Jeff Anastasio
1:25 PM, Apr 11, 2023

A cold front will move into the state Thursday and temperatures will cool down along and west of the Continental Divide as rain and snow showers develop. Denver will not be quite as warm, with highs in the upper 70s as the front arrives around mid-afternoon. The far eastern plains will again see hot temperatures in the 80s to near 90 degrees.

The front will push across the state Thursday night and there will be a chance for rain mixed with snow Thursday night and Friday. It will turn colder with highs in the 40s Friday and a mix of rain and snow for the Denver area.

The mountains will pick up more snow with 3 to 5 inches expected Thursday night and Friday along with colder temperatures in the 30s to low 40s.

Saturday will stay cool and showery with highs in the lower 50s in the Denver area.

Warmer and drier weather will return Sunday into early next week. Highs will be in the upper 60s on Sunday and in the 70s Monday through Wednesday.

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