Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, and New Mexico. The Red Flag Warning affects all three of the large fires in Colorado, the Black Forest, Big Meadow, and Royal Gorge fires.
In Colorado, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, firefighters can expect south winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph, relative humidity as low as 11 percent, and isolated thunderstorms after 2 p.m. producing lightning and even stronger winds.
The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:05 a.m. MT on Thursday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.