Fire warning, alert issued for Hidalgo and Starr Counties

The view from the summit of Pikes Peak on Monday morning

The view from the summit of Pikes Peak on Monday morning

The National Weather Service has also issued a Red Flag Warning for most of the Grand Valley due to dry conditions, low humidity, and high winds. Along U.S. Highway 550 from Red Mountain Pass to Ouray, snow stations show 6 to 9 inches of new snow.

If there are indications of a high fire danger, the National Weather Service may first issue a Fire Weather Watch.

Winds are expected to gust up to 44 miles per hour in Flagstaff on Monday and relative humidity is expected to dip to 14 percent.

Locally, southwest winds are expected to blow 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts to around 50.

- Relative humidity values less than or equal to 15%. It's recommended that no one burn outdoors during the warning period.

These strong winds are ahead of a cold front that's set to move into the region Tuesday, which will cause temperatures to drop.

SW winds are gusting over 30mph and will only get stronger tomorrow. No precipitation is in the forecast in Montezuma County for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.

Jonathan Romeo of The Durango Herald contributed to this article.