DENVER — More record breaking heat on Thursday, but a big change is coming for Friday and Saturday!
Highs again soared to the upper 90s and low 100s, prompting a heat advisory for the Denver metro area and parts of northeastern Colorado until 8 PM. The average high in early September is in the low to mid-80s. The record high for Sept. 8 is 94 degrees, Denver hit 99 degrees at 1:04 PM!
The heat was again accompanied by hazy, smoky skies — not from Colorado wildfires, but from fires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state.
A cold front will usher in much cooler temperatures starting early Friday, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s — about 30 to 35 degrees cooler than Thursday. There will be some low clouds in the morning, giving way to partly cloudy conditions in the afternoon with isolated showers or thunderstorms.
Saturday may feel much more like fall with highs in the mid 50s to around 60 degrees. There will be showers again on Saturday.
Sunday and Monday will be dry and warmer again, with highs back in the low 80s Sunday and around 90 degrees on Monday.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms will arrive next Tuesday and Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Kay - now off the coast of Baja, California swirl over the central Rockies.
Despite the recent hot and dry weather, there are reports of the aspen beginning to change color, keep an eye out for those first signs of gold!
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