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Colorado weather forecast: Warm, dry conditions mean fire danger still a concern on Memorial Day

5:21 PM, May 28, 2012   |    comments
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While there are no Fire Weather Watches or no Red Flag Warnings in effect across the state, the combination of warm, dry and breezy conditions is cause for concern in the development of new fires, and existing ones across Colorado.

In the midst of all of the dry, warm weather Monday afternoon a FREEZE WARNING has been issued in the San Luis Valley, Durango area, and parts of northwestern Colorado from 1:00 a.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

9 NEWS Meteorologist Marty Coniglio says that the next chance for thunderstorms will be on Tuesday afternoon. The Colorado weather forecast is calling for an isolated thunderstorm with very little total rainfall, but gusty winds possible Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Marty says that dry lightning strikes with the storms could have the potential to spark wildfires in the dry conditions we have across the state.

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