Dangerous fire conditions in place on Western Slope

After dying down for a day, the wind is expected to kick back up again today in the Grand Valley and across most of western Colorado and eastern Utah, combining with warm temperatures and low humidity levels to create ripe wildfire conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the region until 9 p.m. Gusty southwest winds will continue this evening as another disturbance crosses the region, according to forecasters. Winds will be from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, while humidity levels will range from 7 to 12 percent.

Grand Junction’s high temperature today is expected to reach 92 degrees. Things will really heat up by Wednesday, with the high reaching the upper 90s, then jump above 100 through the weekend, according to the Weather Service.


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