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Hot and dry weather takes hold across Colorado again on Thursday

Another streak of 90-degree heat for the Denver metro area
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Highs on Thursday
Posted at 5:42 AM, Aug 30, 2023

DENVER – The weather pattern has settled down over Colorado as dry air moves into the state from the west. For the next few days, there will be little, if any, thunderstorm activity and temperatures will be getting hot as we finish out August and begin September.

Daytime highs will climb into the 90s again on Thursday and Friday for lower elevations and in the 70s to low 80s in the mountains. Our official afternoon high was 97 degrees at DIA for Wednesday- missing the record by 1 degree.

Highs on Thursday

The record highs in Denver for the next few days are respectively: 98° for the 30th (1990), 98° for the 31st (2011), 98° for the 1st (2019), 100° for the 2nd (2019) and 97° for the 3rd (2017). The forecast highs are a little shy of those readings, but still well above the average highs that are now in the mid 80s.

A return of monsoon moisture will bring back a chance for showers and thunderstorms across the state for the holiday weekend. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s on Saturday and Sunday with mid 80s on Labor Day.

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