The smoke and haze drifting from Pacific Northwest wildfires could hang around northern Colorado for weeks, the National Weather Service predicts.
Roads and schools were closed in eastern Colorado after a spring storm brought rain, snow and flooding over the weekend.
A line of severe storms packing high winds and hail swept across Colorado’s Front Range and eastern plains Sunday, spawning several damaging tornadoes, including one that dropped down near a junior golf tournament southeast of Denver.
Water levels near Greeley are expected to recede and drop below flood stage over the coming days.
Weather forecasters in Colorado have issued a blizzard warning for the eastern plains as a storm moved east after dumping nearly 20 inches of snow in some western counties.
The fire threat in much of Colorado is high following an unusually dry and warm March.