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Monday to early weekdays with hot, dry weather

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

A hazardous weather forecast for northeast and north-central Colorado was issued by the weather service, citing scattered thunderstorms 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, West Arapahoe, West Adams, Broomfield counties , Boulder, Larimer and Weld.

Ozone concentrations are the catalyst for the air quality alert, which could become more common through August, which tends to be peak 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 p.m. 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 predicts a 30% chance after 1 p.m. and before 7 p.m.

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

The weather service says high temperatures will continue through Wednesday and into the weekend, with the chance of precipitation becoming more likely as the week progresses.

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