80s and 90s this weekend
Mostly dry through the holiday
DENVER - Things are heating up fast! Denver nearly (86 Friday) hit the record for the day of 87 degrees.
Severe weather ended late Friday evening as those storms pushed east into Nebraska and Kansas. The largest report of hail was received at 5:44 pm from a spotter near Amherst in Phillips County that had seen baseball size hail.
With calmer conditions, Denver will have a light breeze and mostly clear sky overnight as temperatures fall into the lower 50s for the early morning.
With mostly sunshine, temperatures will soar quickly Saturday. 70s for the lunch hour and 80s for the afternoon. It looks live very few places have a chance of 90s tomorrow, but another shot for that "heat" returns Sunday.
Overall, the state will be quieter this holiday weekend. There may be a few pop-up showers and storms, primarily in the high country, but overall a pleasant stretch of weather is expected for outdoor activities through Memorial Day.
With this dry stretch of days ahead, the fire threat will sadly climb through Memorial Day. The southwestern parts of Colorado will be in a critical fire risk area. Please be careful with your campfires, if camping is in your holiday plans.
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