Haze, air quality concerns, warmer temperatures return to the Front Range

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DENVER -- Air quality concerns return Thursday thanks to a shift in the upper air pattern.

Expect hazy conditions throughout the midday and afternoon hours, with unhealthy air quality conditions for those with sensitivity.

Temperatures will max out in the upper 80s, a degree or two above average for late August.

Expect the morning cloud cover to slowly erode through the morning hours, with mostly sunny conditions by the afternoon.

A spot shower or two can't be ruled out in the afternoon, primarily along the eastern Plains.

Low 90s will move into the area by Friday as sunshine dominates. Expect the hazy, poor air quality conditions to continue leading into the weekend.

The weekend forecast looks typical for Colorado in August, with highs reaching the low 90s and a chance for an isolated shower or two during the afternoon.

Some storms may be strong to severe, producing damaging wind and hail. Keep in mind, not everyone will see storms both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The warm conditions will linger into next week as highs on Monday stay near 90 degrees. A 10 percent chance for showers stays in the forecast through Tuesday and Wednesday with highs above average.

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We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News -- and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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