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Smoke and warm daytime temperatures in Steamboat’s weather forecast

Don't pack away the shorts and flip-flops just yet.

The weather forecast calls for more sun and warm daytime temperatures this week.

Highs will remain in the upper 70s and could rise to above 80 degrees later in the week.

Residents will also continue to see haze and smoke from area wildfires.

"It looks like our best chance for showers will be Thursday and Friday before additional Pacific energy splits as it approaches the West Coast near the end of the work week," local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth wrote in his latest weather forecast at snowalarm.com.

While this week's warm weather forecast might entice some to cool off in the Yampa River, be aware, the city is asking that all river users keep out of the water, including tubers.

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The city suspended commercial tubing operations last week after the Yampa's flow dropped well below normal for this time of year.

The city also asked the public to follow suit by refraining from private tubing, stand up paddleboarding, swimming and fishing.

The trout population in the Yampa becomes sensitive when the flows get low and the water temperature rises.

Disturbances from humans at this time can be harmful.

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