Denver set a new record on Monday for the number of days when the mercury hit 90 degrees or higher.
New Heat Record
We have now hit the 90 degree mark 62 times this year, passing the old record of 61 days set in 2000. The average number of 90-degree or higher days in Denver is 40.The high record for today was also tied at 98 degrees first set back in 1994.
Only Isolated Storms
Clouds and a few thunderstorms did manage to create enough shade to bring the readings back down in to the 80s and low 90s by late afternoon.The hot weather will continue this week as a big bubble of hot air will remain stalled across the central plains. There will not be any cold fronts moving into the area until a weak one arrives on Friday.Temperatures will dip a bit Friday and Saturday, with a better chance for showers and thunderstorms.In the meantime, expect only a few storms to pop up across the state, especially over the mountains for the next few afternoons. These storms will develop from some lingering moisture in the mid-levels of the atmosphere.These storms will not bring a lot of moisture, but will produce gusty winds and lightning, so keep that in mind if you are planning a late summer hike.
The big story in weather continues to be Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico. Although this storm will have no impact on our weather, it will be a serious storm concern for the southeastern states.You can follow all of the latest on Isaac by using our STORM SHIELD app. The current radar, warnings and forecast track is all right at your fingertips on your iPhone or iPad.STORM SHIELD is now available for just $4.95 from the app store. It will be ready for Droid devices in about another week. Download it today.
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