Jun 17, 2014 5:48 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati
RED FLAG WARNING for El Paso and Fremont County as well as the Wet and Sangre Mountains and the Wet Mountain Valley. This will continue from noon through 9 PM on Wednesday. Dry fuel, high wind and low humidity will keep our fire threat very high.
The windy, dry weather will continue yet again on Wednesday. This will leave part of the area under another Red Flag Warning. Where there isn't a warning, there's still a high risk for fires to spread as the humidity will stay low everywhere. But it will start to climb Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures start to drop off slightly.
A storm system is slowly moving eastward from the Pacific Northwest. This won't directly impact us with much moisutre, but it will bring a few slight changes. First, we'll see a spotty shower or two Wednesday afternoon to the high country. The rest of us will just notice a few more clouds, and a slight drop in temperatures. Thursday is when we really notice the cool down as many of us will see highs dropping into the 70s.
Enjoy the brief cool down mid-week because it's back to the heat and low humidity Friday and Saturday. It's not until Sunday that we see more showers returning to the forecast. The best chance for rain though coming starting next week - Monday and Tuesday.
Have a great day... Meteorologist Valerie Abati
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