Long stretches of sunshine combined with gusty winds behind a cold front has prompted the National Weather Service in Sterling to issue a Red Flag Warning for the entire Valley and higher elevations.
While some areas received a brief shower this morning, it was not enough to combat the dry conditions experienced over the past several days. The warning may need to be extended into Thursday.
On a tropical note, remnants Hermine continues to flood parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Wednesday before moving through areas of Missouri later Wednesday into Thursday morning. Our latest batch of fun is Tropical Storm Igor, just off the coast of Africa. It's going to be at least a week until Igor would potentially affect the Lesser Antilles. It's too soon to tell if Igor would be a threat to land.
One final note, some crazy computer models actually bring Gaston back to life in the next 3 days. I don't have too much faith in these model runs, however, the "good" models have not handled tropical systems relatively well this season, so we'll just keep that in our back pocket for now.
Expect tropical waves to form another 'parade' over the next week or so as several waves move off the African coast.