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Air Quality Warning in effect for Front Range and eastern Colorado

Chance for a little rain in Denver this weekend
Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 01:38:20-04

DENVER — A Weather Action Day is in effect until Thursday morning after Air Quality Warnings were issued for the Front Range and much of the Eastern Plains as smoke from the western wildfires returns to the area.

People with respiratory conditions should try to avoid being outdoors for extended periods of time and stay indoors when possible.

READ MORE: Smoke from the western wildfires has reached the East Coast

Skies have been smoky and hazy and air quality has taken a hit. Temperatures were cooler behind a cold front- that shifted our wind direction and allowed smoke to roll back into the metro area.

Thursday and Friday, sunshine and mid to upper 80s for highs are expected across the Denver metro area.

Expect a slight drop in temperatures this weekend, with mid 80s Saturday, then upper 70s to low 80s on Sunday. A few showers will be possible on Sunday, which will be a welcome sight with our worsening drought conditions.

The recent cooler and wetter weather did ease fire danger somewhat across Colorado, but the return to hot and dry conditions means we still have to be extremely careful!

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