Denver weather: Monday to kick off week with hot and dry weather

High temperatures and sunny skies Monday will kick off what the National Weather Service expects to be a hot week for the Denver metro area.

A hazardous weather outlook for northeast and north central Colorado has been issued by the weather service, citing scattered storms that could bring heavy rain.

An air quality alert that was issued Sunday and through Monday at 4 p.m. remains in place for Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties.

Ozone concentrations are the catalyst in the air quality alert, something that may become more commonplace through August which tends to be high season for ozone levels in Colorado.

Monday’s forecast calls for a high of 94 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Rain is unlikely with only a 10% chance between 1 and 7 p.m.

Overnight, temperatures will drop to a low of around 66 and become partly cloudy.

Tuesday’s forecast will likely mirror Monday’s, calling for a high of 94 while maintaining mostly clear and sunny skies.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are a bit more likely in Tuesday’s forecast, as the weather service expects a 30% chance after 1 p.m. and before 7 p.m.

Overnight, temperatures will drop to a low of around 66.

According to the weather service, high temperatures will continue through Wednesday and into the weekend with the chances of precipitation becoming more likely as the week goes on.

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