Windy, dry and very warm weather continued across Colorado on Wednesday with high fire danger for much of the state. Highs soared in the upper 80s in Denver and reached the middle 90s over southeastern Colorado.
The storm track remains too far to the north of Colorado, so rain chances will remain low through the weekend with only a slight chance for some thunderstorms next week. There will be a series of weak cold fronts slipping across the state over the next 5 days, but the moisture with these fronts will stay to our north.
Skies will be mainly cloud-free, but there will be a large amount of haze and smoke from the wildfires that are in Arizona and New Mexico. The worst of the smoke will cover eastern Colorado through Thursday morning.
The weak cold front will cool things down a little on Thursday. Expect highs in the low to mid-70s with a few widely scattered rain and snow showers in the northern mountains. In the mountains, highs will be in the mid-50s to around 70 degrees.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 80s with lots of sunshine and no rain. In the mountains, highs will be in the 60s to low 70s.
Monday and Tuesday will stay warm with a few afternoon thunderstorms possible.
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