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Some near-record highs in Denver on Saturday, with thunderstorms by Memorial Day

80s and 90s near Denver this weekend
Posted: 6:06 AM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 04:24:34Z

DENVER —  Hot weather will start the holiday weekend, with low 90s in Denver on Saturday and some triple digits across the southeastern plains of Colorado!  The record high for Denver for Saturday is 95 degrees, set in 1942 - we will be a few degrees shy!

Skies will be mostly clear tonight, aside from just one or two thunderstorms on the far eastern plains through the evening.  Temperatures will be warm this evening - in the 80s early and 70s by late evening. Early morning readings will be in the 50s on the plains and 40s in the mountains.

Saturday will the warmest day on our 7-day forecast, with highs in the low 90s in Denver and around 100 degrees in Lamar, La Junta and Springfield.  In the mountains, readings will be in the mid-70s to low 80s.  The weather will be dry on Saturday, aside from a couple of gusty afternoon storms in the mountains.

Sunday and Memorial Day will have a better chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours.  The storms will be widely scattered on Sunday, with temperatures just a few degrees cooler than Saturday. 

So far...conditions are looking great early Monday for the Bolder Boulder.  Expect mostly sunny skies in the morning, with 50s before sunrise, warming into the 60s by race time and mid 70s by late morning. 

Thunderstorms will develop in the foothills by early afternoon and move across the I-25 Corridor onto the eastern plains by mid-afternoon.  Severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds will be possible on the plains Monday.

Tuesday will be another active weather day with afternoon thunderstorms likely - possibly severe.  Drier and warmer weather will return by the middle of next week.

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!