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Hot start to the month makes Sept. the 5th warmest in Denver history; storms and fires could follow

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 14:31:11-04

DENVER — Colorado has been in the midst of a heatwave to start September, making the month as it stands now the fifth warmest in the history of Denver, and the fourth warmest in the history of Fort Collins. 

With that warm weather comes dryness in parts of the state, and as soon as various weather fronts collide, lightning could spark some wildfires.

On Thursday, some storms on the western slope are expected to generate lightning, leading to possible grass fires in the Durango area. 

According to Denver7's First Alert weather team, isolated storms could also develop in the Denver metro area, although the risk of severe weather will be slim. 

In the event of an isolated storm in the metro area, you can expect gusty winds, lightning and thunder. 

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