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Heat breaks record in Denver! Cooler and stormy for Mother's Day weekend

First Alert Action Day for Friday..severe storms
Posted: 5:37 AM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-11 11:41:31Z

DENVER — 

Denver beat the high temperature record for May 10th with a temperature of 90 degrees recorded at DIA. The old record high of 86 degrees was set back in 1991.

Along with the heat, came high fire danger for much of southeastern Colorado.  One fire developed in the foothills near Bailey and fire crews continue to work on the small fire.

A cold front is pushing into Colorado from the north. Strong thunderstorms popped up along the front in northeastern Colorado with a few reports of 1 inch hail.

The storms will diminish overnight and some low clouds and even a little fog will develop over northeastern Colorado early Friday.

The clouds will burn off by mid-morning and skies will be mostly sunny through midday.  Showers and thunderstorms will develop by mid-afternoon on Friday with some severe storms possible along and north of a line from Denver to Limon to Burlington. Because of these storms, we have issued a First Alert Action Day for Friday into Saturday~ to keep you ahead of this weather. 

The storms will last into the evening and then skies will return to partly cloudy by early Saturday.  Another round of thunderstorms will be possible Saturday afternoon.

Cooler weather will arrive for the Mother's Day Weekend.  High temperatures will only be in the  60s for Saturday and Sunday.  

The weather will stay unsettled into early next week with showers and thunderstorms possible again Monday.  By Tuesday and Wednesday, warmer and drier weather will return.

Although the timing of this storm is not great for weekend outdoor plans, this next system is expected to bring some welcome water - helping to ease the dryness and make mom's garden grow!