By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4) – After Wednesday’s cool down, we quickly returned to warm and dry weather in Colorado. Highs for Thursday ramped back up to the upper 70s, reaching 78 degrees officially in Denver. High pressure is dominating the southwest, bringing in warmer temperatures and dry air. We stay this way through the weekend and into early next week.

Friday, temperatures knock on the door of a record daily high from 1962. We’re looking to hit 84, the record for the day is 85.

The warm conditions last through the weekend, with no change really until Tuesday. Then, we have the chance fora  few possible showers and unsettled weather heading our way.

5day Near Record Temperatures On The Way

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DENVER (CBS4) – After a cloudy, damp, and chilly day on Wednesday, skies will gradually clear on Thursday. Temperatures will be at least 25 degrees warmer than it was on Wednesday which was the coldest day we’ve experienced so far this season.

High pressure building into Colorado from Arizona will bring warm and dry weather virtually statewide for Friday and the weekend. High temperatures in Denver on Friday will be close to a record. The current record for October 14 is 85° set in 1962. It’s unlikely we’ll break the record but we should be close!

For the mountains and Western Slope, expect sunshine through the weekend with the exception of Saturday when a rain shower will be possible mainly north of I-70. The chance for rain is less than 20%.

A change in the weather pattern is expected for the middle of next week. It will turn cooler with highs in the 60s for Denver and we should experience at least a small chance for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The mountains should see snow next week but accumulation is expected to be minor and largely limited to only the higher peaks and passes.


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