Denver weather: Sunny and hot today with an ozone alert for the metro area.

It will be sunny and hot in Denver on Saturday, and an air quality alert has been issued for the metro area. Today’s high temperature in Denver will top out at 91 degrees. according to the National Weather Service forecast.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an ozone action day alert for the Front Range from Douglas County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley. The alert runs through 4 p.m. Saturday and ozone concentrations are expected to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category.  Active children and adults with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor activities. People in the alert area are urged to reduce trips in gasoline-powered vehicles if possible.

Dry, hot and breezy weather will elevate wildfire concerns across the mountains and high valleys Saturday, according to the weather service, especially along the Wyoming border. There’s a chance for thunderstorms over the northeastern plains this evening and tonight, but they’ll likely not be severe.

Tonight in Denver skies will become cloudy and the low temperature will drop to around 56 degrees, according to the weather service. Sunday in Denver should have a cloudy start with skies gradually clearing as the day progresses. The high temperature in the city will hit about 86 degrees with winds gusting up to 20 mph.

There’s a slight chance for late-day showers and thunderstorms Sunday across the southern Foothills and South Park. The weather on Monday and Tuesday will be mainly dry, with the high temperature in Denver reaching about 93 degrees under sunny skies. Rain returns to the forecast Wednesday.


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