DENVER — Summer is holding on strong across Colorado! Denver tied the record afternoon high Thursday of 96 degrees - first set in 1990.
The predicted high is 93 degrees for Friday, the record is 92 degrees, set in 1948.
Northwestern Colorado has high fire danger with gusty winds, dry conditions and low relative humidity. A Fire Weather Warning is in effect again.
Little change in the overall weather pattern is expected through the upcoming weekend. Hot and dry conditions will prevail statewide, although temperatures will not be quite as high — around 90 degrees on Saturday and in the upper 80s for Sunday. Fire danger will remain high, so be careful out there!
So far, we have seen 53 day of 90-degree-plus heat here in Denver. That's about 10 more days than normal.
The gradual cooling trend will continue into early next week with highs returning to the low to mid-80s Monday and Tuesday.
The aspens are turning in the mountains! It is a nice time to get up to the high country and enjoy the annual display of aspen gold, especially in areas along and north of I-70.
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