DENVER -- It has been hot and dry across Colorado with highs in the mid to upper 90s in Denver and low 100s over the southeastern corner of the state. Even in the mountains, highs reached the upper 70s to low 80s Tuesday afternoon.
So far in 2021, Denver has reached 90 degrees or hotter 52 times, 95 or hotter 26 days and 100 or hotter five times.
The hot weather will continue on Wednesday for Denver and the eastern plains, but cooler and wetter weather is expected for the mountains and western valleys of Colorado. Highs will still climb to near 90 degrees in Denver, with highs closer to 100 degrees over southeastern Colorado.
A cold front will move across western Colorado Wednesday and move through the state by early Thursday. Some heavy rainfall will be likely in the mountains Wednesday afternoon and evening with flash flooding and mudslides possible - especially around burn scars.
Thursday will be cooler with scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs will be in the low 80s. Friday will also stay in the lower 80s with scattered thunderstorms.
Warmer weather will return for the weekend with lower rain chances. By Sunday and Monday, highs will be back into the mid-90s in the Denver area and across the eastern plains.
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