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A hot, dry and hazy end to August in Denver

So far, 51 days above 90 degrees this summer
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Posted at 6:04 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 01:06:36-04

DENVER -- It's a hot, hazy and dry start to the week. Highs climbed to the low and mid-90s across the Denver metro-area.

Areas of smoke are filtering back into the region, impacting air quality over much of the state. Skies will stay hazy through early Tuesday, with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Tuesday will be hot and dry again with highs in the middle 90s in Denver and low 100s over southeastern Colorado.

So far in 2021, Denver has reached 90 degrees or hotter 51 times, 95 or hotter 25 days and 100 or hotter five times.

Our next cold front arrives Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday. Highs will still climb to 90 degrees in Denver, with some thunderstorms possible late in the day. Some heavy rainfall will be likely in the mountains Wednesday afternoon and evening with temperatures in the 60s to mid-70s.

Thursday will be cooler with scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs will be in the low 80s. Friday will also stay in the lower 80s with scattered thunderstorms.

Warmer weather will return for the weekend with lower rain chances.

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