DENVER – Denver hit a high temperature of 96 degrees on Thursday and that's just two degrees cooler than the record high for August 31st. Afternoon highs were in the mid to upper 90s all across the eastern plains.
Plenty of sunshine expected across the state with highs in the 70s and 80s in the mountains going into Friday.
A return of monsoon moisture will bring back a chance for showers and thunderstorms across the state for the holiday weekend.
We'll see a few more clouds in the high country on Friday and the chance for a few thunderstorms by early afternoon. It looks like it will stay dry on the plains Friday but there's a better chance that a few of those storms will roll east on Sunday and Monday.
Temperatures will be in the mid 90s on Saturday but drop into the 80s on Sunday and Labor Day.
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