Wednesday could be an active weather day in Denver as haze, hot temperatures and the threat of thunderstorms will mark the day. .
According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will reach 94 degrees Wednesday under mostly sunny skies. Patchy smoke will clear in the afternoon as thunderstorms roll in. Winds could gust up to 17 mph as the low dips to 66 degrees, and there is a chance of showers until midnight.
Thunderstorms could produce heavy rain and lead to an elevated risk of flash flooding in burn scar areas. Scattered showers over the mountains will move over the Front Range. Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties are all under an air quality warning.
There’s a heat wave with monsoonal flows across the west. Denver will have a similar weather pattern continuing Thursday through early next week. The worst storms could strike Friday and Saturday.
Thursday will push to 95 degrees with mostly sunny skies and dip to 68 degrees overnight. There will be a 20% chance of storms throughout the day.
Mostly sunny skies with a 30% chance of storms are forecasted for Friday with a high of 93 degrees and a low of 66 degrees.
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