DENVER — A toasty start to June! The high was 93 degrees yesterday, only three degrees cooler than the record high. Temperatures will stay closer to the record high than to the normal high for the next few days.
Normal highs this time of year are in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy skies and isolated late afternoon and evening thunderstorms will remain the rule through Friday. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s for lower elevations and 70s to low 80s in the mountains. Elevations above 11,000 feet will be in the 60s, but can quickly drop to the mid to upper 40s during a thunderstorm — plan ahead if hiking or camping.
The severe weather threat will remain fairly low, with the main concerns lightning, small hail and winds gusting to 50 mph. There will be a greater threat for severe weather in far eastern Colorado where there is a bit more humidity.
Hotter and drier weather for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the low to mid-90s for the Denver and close to 100 degrees over southeastern Colorado. The thunderstorm chances will only be in the 10% to 20% range both days.
Saturday will be hot again, but there will be a better chance for thunderstorms over the mountains and eastern plains.
Sunday will be hot and windy with higher fire danger - highs will be in the low to mid-90s.
Breezy and cooler weather will return early next week for a short visit, followed by more heat as we head into the middle of June.
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