Denver weather: Dry weather, 20 mph winds could fuel wildfires as air quality concerns continue

Denver has a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, mainly after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Skies over Denver will be mostly sunny Thursday, the high temperature will hit 95 degrees and winds will gust up to 22 mph, according to the weather service forecast. Storms over the Eastern Plains could be strong on Thursday.

Smoke from wildfires burning in the state continue to create air quality concerns and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has again issued air quality alerts for Denver and along the Front Range on Thursday.

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 20, 2020

Denver’s weather on Friday and Saturday will be sunny and hot, with a forecast high temp of 96 and 97 degrees respectively, the weather service said. Winds will gust to about 20 mph.

On Sunday in Denver there’s a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will climb to 97 degrees.

Hot and dry conditions are expected next week, with no relief in sight for elevated fire conditions.


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