High Fire Danger Returns Sunday, Warm Week Ahead

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Published Sunday, March 12, 2017

By Chris Sorensen

With the official start of Spring still over a week away, above average temperatures continue this week, along with increased fire danger Sunday.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon to 7:00 p.m. Sunday as temperatures reach the upper 60s and south winds gust as high as 35 miles per hour during the afternoon. North wind gusts could reach 40 mph Sunday night before decreasing to five to 15 mph after midnight. The overnight low will be around 30.

Monday will be the coolest day of the week as the high approaches 60 under mostly sunny skies. The low returns to around 30.

Warmer temperatures return Tuesday as the high reaches the upper 60s, and low 70s are in store for Wednesday. Overnight lows will be in the mid-30s both days.

Thursday's high will be near 80, with the potential for elevated fire danger. The overnight low will be near 40.

A weak cold front Friday will drop the high to the upper 60s before returning to the upper 70s Saturday.

Precipitation is not expected this week.

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