DENVER — Monday was a hot and dry day with a high of 92 degrees in Denver - the 66th day of 90 degrees or hotter in the metro area this summer.
Skies will be clear overnight with lows in the mid-to upper 50s for Denver and the plains and in the upper 30 to middle 40s in the mountains.
Highs Tuesday will again climb to the upper 80s and low 90s across the plains, with 60s and 70s over Colorado's high country.
The chance for showers and thunderstorms will return to the mountains Tuesday afternoon, as a surge of moisture moves into Colorado from the southwest.
This next system will really cool things off on Wednesday with highs in the low 60s. Rainy and cool weather will remain through Thursday, some areas of southwestern and central Colorado could get 2 to 3 inches of rain! Denver and the northeast plains will likely see a good soaking too, with up to an inch of rain.
Skies will clear out on Friday and set the stage for a really nice first weekend of Autumn - the season will begin officially at 7:03 PM on Thursday. Friday through Sunday should be dry, mild and very pleasant!
The aspens are starting to change color, here is a link to some great places to see the aspen gold! The leaves will be peaking in colors in the northern and central mountains over the next two weeks.
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