Denver’s weather is heating up and and an air quality warning — an Ozone Action Day Alert — has been posted for the metro area through 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The high temperature in Denver is expected to hit 92 degrees on Wednesday under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and winds should be light.
The Ozone Action Day Alert is posted for Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties, according to the Regional Air Quality Council.
Hot weather and light winds will allow ozone to reach concentrations that are “unhealthy for
sensitive groups” on Wednesday, according to the alert. The highest concentrations of ozone will most likely be in western portions of the metro area; from Chatfield State Park northward through Golden, Broomfield and into western Boulder.
Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion, the alert urges.
On Thursday the high temperature in Denver will top out again at 92 degrees, according to the weather service forecast. The chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, however, increases to 30% and winds could be stronger, gusting to 23 mph.
On Friday in the city there’s a 50% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms and the high temperature will top out at 80 degrees under partly sunny skies.
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