Smoky Skies Are Coming With Weekend Cooldown – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS) – Our welcome cooling off over the eastern plains on Saturday was nice to see. But the cooling had its price. Added smoke from forest fires in Colorado and even California.

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The visible GOES-16 satellite shows a plume of smoke pouring in from Route County’s Morgan Creek Fire, which increased from 300 to over 2,000 acres on Saturday.

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At the same time, smoke from forest fires burning in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California is pouring in the NW River into Colorado as well.

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This created misty skies over the Front Range to kick off the weekend and made for a blazing red sunset on Saturday.

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On Sunday and Monday, hazy skies over the region are mixed with the sun.

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