Although the metropolitan area is under air quality warning, the weather in Denver on Saturday will be sunny and pleasant.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature will rise to about 82 degrees on Saturday under clear skies.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an Ozone Action Day alert for the metropolitan area before 4 pm on Saturday.
Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Arapahoe West, Adams West, Larimer and Weld Counties are all on alert. Health officials urge the public to minimize driving gasoline-powered vehicles. “Ozone is expected to reach the category of unhealthy for sensitive people on Saturday,” CDPHE said. People with lung diseases (such as asthma) should reduce outdoor activities and exercise.
The Department of Meteorology said there may be widespread afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the foothills south of Interstate 70 and along the Palmer Watershed on Saturday. The storm will produce brief but heavy rain, small hail and strong winds of up to 40 mph.
According to the Meteorological Service, the sky in Denver will be mostly clear on Saturday night and the low temperature will reach around 55 degrees.
On Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, the sky in Denver will be clear, with high temperatures reaching 87 degrees and 91 degrees, respectively. The weather is expected to be dry from Sunday to Thursday, and there may be showers and thunderstorms in the mountains west of the metropolitan area on Friday.