Posted: Aug 23, 2012 9:04 AM by Matt Jones - MTN News
High fire danger will be the main weather story over the next 24 to 48 hours as our next cold front sweeps across the state.
Ahead of the front, temperatures will warm into the upper 80s this afternoon and winds will gust out of the southwest up to 30 mph.
The front will move through by early evening bringing cooler temperatures and gusty westerly winds. Unfortunately, no rainfall is expected with the front.
Much cooler on Friday with highs only in the lower 70s. Strong winds will once again become widespread with possible gusts of 40 to 50 mph. This combined with very low humidity will create extreme fire danger through the day. Sunny skies will continue.
A beautiful weekend ahead as the winds die down and temperatures warm from the mid 70s on Saturday into the mid 80s by Sunday. Plenty of sunshine will continue both days.
Extended range forecast models indicate a very dry weather pattern sticking around through early next week and temperatures will heat up again into the lower 90s.
By the middle of next week, there are some signs we could see some more active weather but right now, I'm keeping the forecast warm and dry.
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