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Scattered thunderstorms and cooler temperatures

Better chance for rain next 2 days
Posted at 4:56 AM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 00:02:02-04

DENVER — The skies over Colorado are filled with haze and smoke from wildfires in Colorado and across much of the western United States. An Air Quality Alert is in effect. Ozone concentrations are expected to stay in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category.

Tonight, the chance for storms will diminish, skies will be mostly cloudy and lows will be in the low 60s.

Cooler weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday as a weak cold front slips across the state. This front will bring higher humidity and a better chance for showers and thunderstorms and drop highs back to the low to mid 80s.

Air quality should improve a little with the increase in shower activity, but skies will still be a little hazy. The ozone concerns should lessen along the Front Range.

There will be some locally heavy rainfall possible with thunderstorms over the next 48 hours. This could cause some flash flooding, especially near various burn scars in the mountains.

Warmer and drier weather will return starting Friday and continuing through the weekend. Rain chance will be lower, and highs will rise into the 90s once again. Unfortunately, the smoke and haze will return to our skies once again and low level ozone will increase.

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