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Warm days ahead, then some thunder!

Summer-like heat in Denver to end the week
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Posted at 5:08 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 00:55:38-04

DENVER — The weather has been just about perfect across Colorado! Highs reached the low to mid 70s today with mostly sunny skies, but lighter winds — a delightful day! In the mountains, sunshine mixed with high clouds with temperatures in the upper 50s to middle 60s.

Hot and dry weather can be expected Thursday and Friday! In fact, temperatures will soar to near record levels Thursday in Denver and both days across eastern Colorado. In Denver, the record for Thursday is 90 degrees, set in 1992 and for Friday, the record is 87 degrees, also set in 1992. Although close, it appears Denver will fall short of those marks.

Much of southeastern Colorado will reach the low 90s Thursday and Friday, likely breaking some temperature records in those areas. Fire danger will also increase over much of eastern Colorado due to the hot, dry weather.

Over the weekend, moisture will increase across the central Rockies and there will be afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday with a few severe storms possible. Sunday will be partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Both days will be cooler with highs in the lower 70s.

Cooler weather can be expected early next week with highs back in the 60s.