DENVER — A weak cold front slipped across the eastern half of the state earlier today. It has kept the temperature slightly cooler and will bring more humid air into northeast Colorado.
This minor front will help keep eastern Colorado slightly cooler for Thursday, and bring a better chance for thunderstorms for the evening. Highs will be in the lower 90s. We'll still see 70s and 80s in the mountains!
Even though it's a bit cooler across the Denver metro area, our 90-degree streak continues. Today will be day No. 8 across the Denver metro area. The record for Denver is a 24-day streak of 90-degree-plus heat.
Hotter weather will return for Friday when temperatures will be closer to the record highs than the normal highs. Expect upper 90s to around 100 degrees across the Denver metro area.
The weather will stay hot through the weekend. The record highs are mostly in the low 100s and the predicted highs will be just shy of those numbers - mostly in the mid to upper 90s.
Drought conditions continue to get worse across Colorado, especially in the southern portion of the state. In Baca and Prowers Counties in the southeast corner, soil conditions are now rated as "extreme drought."
Be very careful with any outdoor burning as fire danger is very high statewide.
There is some hope for another brief cooling trend by the middle of next week with a better chance for showers and thunderstorms.
The overall longer term pattern for Colorado remains hot and dry.
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