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Denver7 Weather Action Day for heat

Highs in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees through Friday
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Posted at 5:09 AM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 19:04:30-04

DENVER — Thursday has been really hot and Friday will be even hotter as high temperatures return to the upper 90s to low 100s, and rain chances drop back to around 10%.

A Denver7 Weather Action Day is in effect until 9 PM on Friday due to the extreme heat. In addition, an Ozone Alert continues through Friday afternoon for the Denver area and surrounding communities. Try to limit driving and the use of gas powered equipment during the hottest times. If you are experiencing breathing problems, seek cooler air-conditioned locations.

Denver has had four days of 100 degrees or hotter this year and 32 days of 90 degrees or higher. We'll see more near-triple digit heat by the end of the week.

Another weak cold front will slip into Colorado over the weekend. Expect slightly lower temperatures and a better chance for some thunderstorms. In fact, the highs on Sunday may even stay in the upper 80s in the Denver area!

The cooler weather will continue early next week with highs staying in the 80s and a better chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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