Fire weather is going to be a concern throughout much of the week. Today will be the most optimal day for fighting any brush fires, as winds will pick up through Tuesday and peak on Wednesday. By Wednesday winds in the east will be gusting up to 40 – 45 mph. In addition, humidity levels will be in the single digits and temperatures will be well above average, despite some cooling east today. Red Flag Warnings are likely for the middle part of the workweek.
Wednesday’s high winds will be brought by a storm passing north of the state. A few showers are possible over the Northern Mountains late Wednesday into Thursday, but most of the deeper moisture will be north of New Mexico. In the wake of the storm, temperatures will cool across much of the state on Thursday. Another storm passes north Friday, bringing more wind and another cool down for Saturday.