Easter weekend gave way to a warmup early this week, with high temperatures forecasted to climb into the mid-80s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
If the forecast holds, the city would be in store for record daily highs.
As of Monday morning, the National Weather Service in Boulder was forecasting a high near 85 degrees Tuesday and 84 degrees Wednesday. Depending on cloud cover, some places over the eastern plains could be seeing highs in the 90s around mid-week.
According to NWS data collected since 1872, the record high in Denver for April 11 is 80 degrees. The record high for April 12 is 79 degrees, making it one of only two April days that has never crossed the 80-degree threshold.
The normal high temperature for April 11 and 12 is 61 degrees, according to the NWS data.
Forecasted low temperatures are in the low-to-mid 40s, at least 10 degrees above the normal low for April 11 and 12.
The above-average temps are expected to be accompanied by dry conditions, but fire danger will be "limited" due to light winds.
Denver in April: The start of severe weather season
A cold front arrives in Colorado on Friday, potentially plunging high temps back down into the 50s and 60s with increased chances for precipitation.
Daily ForecastView Hourly Forecast
HI / LO
84° / 50°
80° / 48°
69° / 45°
70° / 44°
70° / 44°
67° / 44°
75° / 47°
78° / 48°