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Hot and dry weather will come to an end for Colorado!

Fire danger will lessen with cooler air
June 16 2020 5:15 a.m. forecast
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Posted at 5:11 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:33:46-04

DENVER — The weather has been hot and dry across Colorado with temperatures soaring into the mid-to upper 90s on the plains, but a cold front is on the way!

Skies remain hazy from several wildfires across southwestern Colorado and Arizona. Fire danger is elevated through 8 PM across a good portion of the state. Please adhere to any fire bans or restrictions.

READ MORE: East Canyon Fire west of Durango estimated to have grown to about 2,000 acres

There will be a nice cool down for Thursday as a cold front slips from the Pacific Northwest into the central Rockies. Temperatures will drop back to the 70s Thursday and Friday.

A few afternoon thunderstorms will develop in the mountains and across the Front Range, but there will not be a lot of moisture available for significant rain or any severe weather.

A better chance for storms appears to be on Friday and Saturday, with showers and thunderstorms likely both afternoons. Some storms could become severe over northeastern Colorado Friday afternoon.

By Father's Day the weather will warm up and dry out - making for a great day for a cook-out for dad!

There may be some more thunderstorms early next week, but the overall weather pattern is remaining quite dry across the central Rockies and the high plains. Any moisture we can get will be very welcome!

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