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Hot, dry and hazy across Colorado

Temperatures in the 90s all week for Denver and the plains
August 17 2020 5:15 a.m. forecast
Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 00:43:21-04

DENVER — Mother Nature has not been smiling upon Colorado so far this summer. Hot, dry and hazy conditions for the most of the state, including Denver and the Front Range.

Fire danger remains high, especially across the Western Slope where relative humidity is below 15% and winds are gusting over 30 mph. With highs in the upper 90s to low 100s, there is no relief for firefighters. Multiple large wildfires burning in the state now combine to affect nearly 150 thousands acres

Air quality remains poor due to wildfire smoke and ground-level ozone.

A Denver7 Action Day continues due to these smoky conditions.

Expect highs in the mid to upper 90s over the Denver metro area for the next few days with just a slight lowering of temperatures later this week.

There will be a slight chance for scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the plains. Most of the storms will just produce lightning and brief strong gusty winds, but there will not be much rain with these storms.

Little, if any moisture is expected in the mountains and the "Summer Monsoon" has been a no-show in 2020.

Highs will stay in the 90s through next weekend.

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