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Record Heat To Be Followed By Major Cooldown

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People get exercise in Washington Park in Denver on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

People get exercise in Washington Park in Denver on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Chris Spears By Chris Spears
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DENVER (CBS4) – Hot temperatures made a return to Colorado on Wednesday, bringing some of the warmest weather in recent memory.

At Denver International Airport, the high reached 94 degrees, making it the hottest temperature since August 19.

The temperature reached 96 degrees at Denver’s City Park.

It was the 28th time the Mile High City has topped the 90 degree mark this season, well shy of the normal, which is about 40 days.

Parts of southeast Colorado baked in triple digit heat.

The temperature hit 100 degrees in Pueblo at 3:07 p.m., breaking the previous record of 98, which has stood since 1947.

Colorado Springs reached 92 degrees, breaking their old record of 91, set in 1960.

At last check, it looks like Fort Collins will tie their record high of 94, set in 1899. The official reading will be out later this evening.

The heat will come to an abrupt end by Thursday as a strong cold front moves in, dropping temperatures 15 to 25 degrees.

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