Denver will remain hazy on Tuesday as the National Weather Service in Boulder has extended a poor air quality alert for the region. With a heat wave moving through the west, expect the afternoon to be a hot one.
Tuesday will reach 96 degrees with mostly sunny skies fighting through patchy smoke, according to NWS. Light winds will pick up in the evening while the temperature dips to 67 degrees downtown. There will be scattered showers over the mountains in the afternoon, with a few that could produce flash floods in areas of burn scars. Counties under alert for poor air quality are Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer and Weld.
Wednesday will be 91 degrees and partly sunny, with a 40% chance of thunderstorms between noon and midnight. Winds will gust near 20 mph and storms developing over altitude, moving towards the metro later in the day.
A pattern of high terrain storms moving onto the plains will continue Thursday and into next week. The highest threat from these showers is heavy rain over burn scars. Downtown on Thursday, it will be 95 degrees and sunny. Overnight is forecasted to be 68 degrees.
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