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Slightly cooler for Denver Friday

Temps in the 80s for one more day
Posted at 4:57 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 01:07:22-04

DENVER — Temperatures have been very warm on this last day of April, but a veil of high clouds have blocked enough sunshine to keep Denver from record levels.

In Denver, the record for today was 90 degrees, set in 1992, and for Friday, the record is 87 degrees, also set in 1992. Denver will fall short of both those marks. The high clouds have kept temperatures just a bit lower than record levels today. On Friday, a few afternoon thunderstorms may also put a damper on reaching record readings.

Much of southeastern Colorado did reach the low 90s today and will again on Friday, likely breaking some temperature records in those areas. Fire danger is also pretty high over much of eastern Colorado.

Friday will be a warm day, but also a transition day as a cold front slides into the northern part of the state in the afternoon. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop close to the front.

On Saturday, moisture will increase and there will be afternoon thunderstorms with a few severe storms possible along the I-25 Corridor and across the Palmer Divide. Highs will be cooler - in the middle 60s to low 70s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with isolated afternoon thunderstorms, highs will be in the low to mid-70s.

Cooler weather can be expected early next week with highs back in the 60s.