Wednesday's record high is 99 degrees and we hit 98 degrees at DIA this afternoon. A few storms have tried to get going in the heat of the day, but have died out before they could really get moving.
A HEAT ADVISORY has been issued for parts of the Western Slope and remains in effect through Thursday evening. Expect triple digit heat near Grand Junction and across parts of southeastern Colorado.
Be sure to wear plenty of sun screen, the UV index will be in the extreme category - now that it's officially summer, the sun angle will be the highest of the year!
There is a slight chance for a few afternoon storms, mainly in our Front Range mountains, foothills and along the Palmer Divide tomorrow. Isolated storms mainly will produce gusty winds with little to no rain. Fire danger will be elevated the next few days.
A cold front is set to roll through Colorado late Thursday and early Friday, with scattered thunderstorms and cooler temperatures.
In the wake of the front, conditions will be cooler on Friday - a nice break from the heat. Expect highs in the mid to upper 70s on Friday, and those 70s stick around through the weekend. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible both days - a bit more likely on Friday-very early morning as the front passes on by.
Sunday and next Monday will be sunny and pleasant.
High snow-melt flows will continue, so please practice caution near rivers and streams in the high country. Fire danger is also expected to increase, with hot and dry days ahead.
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