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More 90s across the Denver Metro, 70s by Thursday

Hot now, but cooler by Thursday
Posted at 5:43 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 00:00:31-04

DENVER — The streak of 90-degree heat continues!  Denver reached 92 degrees Monday afternoon, shy of the record of 95 degrees, set in 2000, but still way above the normal high today is 78 degrees.

Since last Monday, we have either tied or broken five record highs — that is five records in seven days!  In September, there have been 8 straight days in the 90s - a new record for consecutive days for this month.  One more day in the 90s will tie the record for the number of 90 degree days for the entire month.

We have now had 58 days that are more than 90 degrees this summer, which ranks us in the top five hottest summers in Denver. We are sitting at No. 4 for highest number of 90-degree days. There are still a few more in our future as well. 

Northwestern Colorado continues to have high fire danger with gusty winds, dry conditions and low relative humidity. 

Temperatures will  be back in the low 90s on Tuesday, with a predicted high of 93 degrees.  This would tie the record for September 18th, set way back in 1895!

A weak cold front will move into the state on Wednesday with a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms and highs in the upper 80s.

This cold front will bring a nice change by Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the upper 70s with a slight chance for morning showers, followed by clearing.

Friday through the weekend will be fantastic! Sunny skies, warm temperatures - but not too hot with highs in the low to middle 80s!  In the mountains, expect blue skies and highs in the 70s!

The aspens are really pretty in the northern and central mountains! It is a nice time to get up to the high country and enjoy the annual display of aspen gold, especially in areas along and north of I-70.  Southern mountain areas will be reaching peak color in another seven to 10 days.

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