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Warm, dry conditions could lead to fire danger in Colorado Springs area

By: Chhun Sun
May 9, 2018 Updated: May 9, 2018 at 7:04 am
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photo - Temperatures could push into the 80s - and possibly the 90s - on Wednesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Temperatures could push into the 80s - and possibly the 90s - on Wednesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette) 

It's going to get warm this week. And that could mean trouble for the Pikes Peak region.

Temperatures could push into the 80s - and possibly the 90s - on Wednesday, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. "We continue the warm and dry trend today across southern Colorado," it said in a report.

Colorado Springs could see a high near 81 degrees on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies during the day, the National Weather Service in Pueblo said. Then, a slight chance of thunderstorms and showers could roll in after 4 p.m.

The record high in Colorado Springs for May 9 is 86 degrees, set in 1916.

It could get even warmer Thursday, when the city is projected to see a high near 87 degrees, the Weather Service said.

The Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southern and northern El Paso County between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, adding that the region could see wind gusts up to 30 mph, high temperatures and dry conditions.

"Record warmth, wind and very dry air will return for Thursday," KKTV said in a report. "This will lead to very high fire danger."

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