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Smoke to increase across southern Colorado later today and tonight

Smoke Model
Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 12:36:30-04

We've seen beautiful, blue, clear skies across Colorado since last week's rain and snow.

That will come to an end today as smoke and haze from wildfires out west drift down into Colorado.

As mentioned in the tweet above, the majority of the smoke we'll see in Colorado is from wildfires burning along the west coast. From California to Washington, nearly 5 million acres of land has burned, and many fires are far from containment.

The air quality will become moderate to possibly poor over the next few days, especially early Wednesday morning when the smoke is most dense.

Be sure and limit your time outside over the next few days, especially if you're sensitive to poor air quality or experience respiratory issues.