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Hot and hazy Saturday

Thick smoke and haze will blanket Colorado this weekend. Air quality will be unhealthy at times for the mountains, foothills, Denver metro and Eastern Plains.


TODAY AT A GLANCE: While the air won't be clear, we'll see an improvement in the smoky conditions and air quality this weekend. Air Quality is now Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, after several days of being unhealthy for everyone. Still take it easy outside this weekend if you have respiratory issues. There is an action day alert in place for multiple pollutants. Try to limit your outdoor activities and reduce the trips you make in your car.

This hazy, warm and dry weather pattern will continue for the next several days. A disturbance passing north of Colorado will bring a chance for isolated storms to the mountains over the weekend, and that could help clear out some of the smoke. The Front Range will see a few storm clouds, but don't expect any rain.

Temperatures are about 10 degrees above average this weekend in the upper 80s. It feels like summer for the last weekend of the season!

The next chance for rain across the Denver metro area won't be until the middle of next week.

Credit: KUSA
Air quality alerts cover most of Colorado Friday for wildfire smoke. The alert from Fort Collins to Denver is for multiple pollutants.
Credit: KUSA

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SATURDAY: Mostly sunny early, breezy and dry. Increasing clouds in the afternoon and evening along with isolated storms in the mountains. Morning lows from 54 to 59, afternoon highs from 85 to 90.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warm. A very small chance for an afternoon shower in the mountains. Morning lows from 52 to 57, afternoon highs from 83 to 88.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny with a very small chance for an isolated shower in the afternoon. We'll have a better chance in the foothills. Morning lows from 51 to 56, afternoon highs from 84 to 89.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance for a few showers in the afternoon. Morning lows from 54 to 59, afternoon highs from 81 to 86.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and cooler with a chance for an isolated shower in the afternoon. Morning lows from 53 to 58, afternoon highs from 77 to 82.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, warm and dry. Morning lows from 50 to 55, afternoon highs from 81 to 86.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, warmer and breezy. Morning lows from 52 to 57, afternoon highs from 85 to 90.

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