'No launch' weather forecasted for Balloon Fiesta Glowdeo

Posted at: 10/10/2013 11:02 AM
Updated at: 10/10/2013 2:36 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Strong winds in the forecast spell trouble for Balloon Fiesta's Special Shapes Glowdeo on Thursday night.

KOB meteorologist Jorge Torres is predicting "Red Flag" conditions at Balloon Fiesta Park tonight, meaning balloon launches will be canceled.

A strong storm system from the west is producing powerful winds across New Mexico, including Albuquerque. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible in the area until 6 p.m. Also, low clouds and precipitation mean Red Flag conditions.

View: Live Wind Conditions at Balloon Fiesta Field

Rain is also in the forecast through Thursday afternoon.

The Special Shape Glowdeo is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Stick with KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 5 and KOB.com for updates and conditions.