Fire weather concerns continue through the weekend

High Fire Danger

Rain and snow are not expected over the coming days.

Tue: High: 63 Low: 34 Sunny, breezy and cooler. The low will drop to the upper 20s. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

A Red Flag Fire Alert does not prohibit outdoor burning, provided that all other state and local regulations are followed, but the Forestry Commission strongly encourages citizens to voluntarily postpone any such burning until the alert is lifted. The watch includes all or portions of Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Pueblo, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas and Baca Counties.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect today. Conditions will be similar to Saturday as the temperature returns to the mid-70s. Winds this strong can cause property damage. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour are expected in the Saint Johns area.* IMPACTS.Strong crosswinds will make driving hard along area roadways, especially for high profile vehicles traveling on east-west oriented roadways.


The Fire Danger will remain high on Monday before the wind comes down by Tuesday. Gusts as high as 40 miles per hour out of the west are expected, with sustained wind in the 20 to 25 miles per hour range during the afternoon.

Extreme grassland fire danger expected Monday with strong winds expected across the region. The minimum relative humidity 20-30 percent.

The same high winds are also predicted for nearly all of south Central Nebraska on Tuesday.

High temperatures today will be nearly 10° warmer compared to Friday and there will be less clouds.

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