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Red flag warning for El Paso County, southeastern Colorado

April 9, 2014 Updated: April 9, 2014 at 11:38 am
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A red flag warning was issued for El Paso County and most of southeastern Colorado as warmer temperatures and gusty winds without precipitation could spell out fire weather Wednesday.

The warning will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. for El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, Huerfano and western Las Animas counties and the San Luis Valley, the weather service said.

With temperatures expected to hike into the lower 70s across much of the Pikes Peak region and south of El Paso County, wind gusts up to 30 mph can cause extreme fire behavior with rapid rates of fire growth.

According to the weather service, high fire danger is expected Wednesday afternoon and early evening in the San Luis Valley, along the Interstate 25 corridor and in El Paso and Fremont counties. Humidity rates could fall bellow 15 percent.

Wednesday night may be partly cloudy, with a low around 42 and calmer winds, the weather service forecasted. Thursday could be warm again with partly sunny conditions and a high near 71.

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