High Fire Danger in Colorado This Week, Cool Down Coming Thursday
Temps will reach the mid 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday, with little chance of rain, presenting most of the state with high fire danger.
According to Denver7, the high heat this week is 15 degrees above the normal temperature for this time of the year. The haze in the sky is wildfire smoke from southwestern Colorado and Arizona.
You can see any current fire restrictions for Larimer County here. The county reminds you to be careful with campfires, dispose of smoking materials properly, be mindful of where you're parking your car (exhaust system heat can spark grass fires), and be cautious while grinding, welding and mowing.
On Thursday, however, the high temp won't reach 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Collins. Friday and Saturday are also expected to be in the mid 80s with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. You can see the full forecast here.
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