With snow likely on its way, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle today announced he will lift the fire ban on unincorporated Boulder County on Wednesday.
The sheriff's office cites the recent moisture in Boulder County as reason for lifting the ban, saying the "recent precipitation has reduced the fire danger threat by increasing the amount of moisture in the grasses and the other fuels."
The current fire ban was issued Dec. 3.
Snow and cooler temperatures should provide even more relief in the coming days, possibly beginning alter tonight.
The forecast calls for an overnight low of 17 and a 60 percent chance of snow overnight, with 1 to 3 inches of new snow accumulation in Boulder by 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast also calls for winds 5 to 13 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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While the snow is not expected to continue throughout the day Wednesday, the wind and cold temperatures are.
The high Wednesday is expected to be near 24, with a low of 11. Winds could get up to 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph with a wind chill of -7.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Boulder County.