Denver weather: Sunny, hot and dry weather brings air quality alert

Extremely hot weather is in the Front Range forecast with temperatures in Denver soaring toward the 100-degree mark on Monday.

The hot, sunny and dry weather will raise air quality concerns, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder and state health officials.

In Denver, skies will be sunny Saturday with a high temperature near 93 degrees, the weather service said.

Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties are under an ozone action day alert until 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Ozone concentrations are expected to reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category on Saturday. People are advised to curtail driving gasoline and diesel powered vehicles to help combat the unhealthy air quality. Sensitive people, those with lung disease or asthma, should reduce prolonged activity outdoors.

Sunday in Denver will be sunny and hot, with a 10% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. The high temperature will climb to about 96 degrees.

On Monday the heat ramps up, with Denver’s high temperature reaching near 99 degrees. A 100-degree mark is expected in the city Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather service.


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