Red Flag Fire Warning for Thursday, October 22

A Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect today due to dry fuels, low humidity, and gusty winds.     

Winds will be gusting to 40 mph out of the west.     

A Red Flag Fire Warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist that could lead to the rapid ignition and spread of wildfire.     

Salida and Buena Vista can expect a high of 71, an overnight low of 29.                    

The San Luis Valley will see a high of 69, a low of 31.                       

Leadville and Fairplay will warm up to 53 with a low of 21.

A cold front is moving in that will bring us cooler air beginning tomorrow and a chance of rain and snow Saturday night into Sunday.        

Dan R