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Hot and smoky conditions continue

Highs in the upper 90s in Denver to start the week
Posted at 7:03 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 20:16:33-04

DENVER — An Air Quality Warning remains in effect for Denver and the Front Range. Haze, smoke, and high ozone levels will contribute to the poor air quality conditions.

The weather will remain hot and mainly dry across Colorado Monday, with only widely scattered thunderstorms.

Hazy sunshine can be expected to start the week. Highs in Denver will again climb to near record values, in the upper 90s Monday afternoon.

Fire danger remains elevated, especially across the Western Slope and over our central mountains, where afternoon relative humidity will stay below 15% and isolated gusty late-day storms can be expected.

Multiple large wildfires burning in the state now combine to affect over 175,000 acres. Air quality remains poor due to wildfire smoke and ground-level ozone.

There will be a chance for scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms each day next week. However, not much rain is expected- these storms will mostly produce lightning and brief strong gusty winds.

Little moisture is expected in the mountains as well, and the usual summer monsoon has been a no-show in 2020 thus far. Highs will remain about 10 degrees above normal through mid-week, with mid to upper 90s in Denver until Thursday.

Cooler and wetter weather will finally return to Colorado late next week. Friday, highs are expected to return to near normal values, in the mid and upper 80s and stick with us through the weekend.

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