A stagnant high pressure ridge will remain over the region through the next several days keeping winds out of the south-southwest which will funnel in warm, dry air. This has elevated fire danger through the afternoon today as surface moisture is lacking through areas in the southern Grand Valley and most areas south of Delta. A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued to Delta, Montrose, and San Juan county from noon to 9pm this evening.
Highs today and tomorrow will be very warm as some places make it into the low 90's while most places will be in the mid to upper 80's. Morning lows will provide some relief if you are looking to cool down as lows stay in the low 50's. Sunny and clear skies will be the ongoing trend as we head through the rest of the work week and into the weekend. As we arrive at this holiday weekend temperatures will remain warm during the afternoon with pleasant mornings in the low 50's. Winds will remain fairly strong on Saturday afternoon but not as wild as we will experience today or tomorrow.