Haze from wildfires will continue to impact the region Wednesday as stagnant conditions have led to a smoky past few days along the Front Range. The skies will also be filled with showers and thunderstorms.
According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will only reach 81 degrees on Wednesday under mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms are likely between 2 and 10 p.m., with wind gusts over 15 mph. The showers will develop in the mountains in the morning and become widespread across the region, including thunderstorms.
The strongest cells will produce brief heavy rain and possibly hail. Flash flooding is possible in areas near burn scars. The metro is also under an air quality alert that is relevant to Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties.
For Wednesday night, the low will drop to 59 degrees under mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of showers.
A threat of rain and thunderstorms will return Thursday afternoon. The day will be mostly sunny downtown with a high around 87. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph, and the low will dip to 62 degrees overnight.
Friday begins a warm streak with a high of 92 degrees. There’s a 20% chance for a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon. The low will drop to 63 degrees.
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