The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for high winds and low humidity this afternoon in Weld County and other areas along the Front Range.
The warning runs from noon until 6 p.m. Forecasters said winds were expected to be northwest 25-35 miles per hour. The relative humidity is expected to be as low as 13 percent.
“Gusty winds combined with dry fuels will increase the potential for rapid fire growth and extreme fire behavior,” the weather service said. “A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or imminent.”