Warmer Today Under Smoky/Hazy Skies

By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4)

A few storms firing up around Colorado this afternoon, most of them are south of I-70 and in southern Colorado. We should stay dry here in Denver, but storm chances for the front range do increase on Friday.

With a lack of rain and any real weather makers moving into Colorado, we are staying very hazy in the state. More smoke from wildfires burning from California to Montana will be transported into Colorado, causing smoke and haze throughout the day. There is also a 2,000 acre wildfire burning in Routt County that will contribute even more smoke.

Temperatures on Friday rise to the upper 80s. Again, we’ll have a lot of haze and sunshine early in the day with a 20% chance for storms later in the afternoon. They don’t look to be severe.

The weekend will bring partly sunny skies and a very small chance for thundershowers. The bigger story will be the heat. Highs in the low 90s on Saturday followed by upper 80s on Sunday. That’s about 10 degrees above normal for the second weekend in September. Stay cool, and be careful with the haze.

5day Warmer Today Under Smoky/Hazy Skies

drought monitor Warmer Today Under Smoky/Hazy Skies

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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