Denver weather: Heat and haze to begin week – The Denver Post

Smoke from several west coast fires will make their way through the metro area on Monday. The persisting haze has forced the issuing of an Ozone Action Alert for much of the northern Front Range.

According to the National Weather Service, Monday will be 93 degrees with a 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph with a low of 64 degrees. There will be more moisture in the air during the day with the threat of isolated storms over the mountains and making their way onto the plains.

The warm temperatures and light winds will lead to stagnant conditions, increasing ozone and particulate concentration in the metro area. The hazy conditions from the western U.S. wildfires will impact Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties through Tuesday.

There will be more moisture on Tuesday, with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and midnight. Smoke will hang around on a partly sunny day with a high near 94. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph as the nighttime temperature drops to 65 degrees.

There will again be a 40% chance of storms between noon and midnight on Wednesday. There’s the possibility of a stronger storm developing, bringing flash floods or hail. The high is 88 degrees with 15 mph wind gusts and a low of 62 degrees.

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