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Record Breaking Heat On the Final Day of Spring

By Ed Greene

DENVER (CBS4) – We officially hit 99 degrees in Denver today, setting a new record high, breaking the previous record of 97 first set way back in 1875…and summer doesn’t officially arrive until 10:24PM Tuesday! So for tomorrow, Wednesday, the first official day of the summer season, we will be hot again, but the record high for June 21 is a bit warmer at 99 degrees, set in 2007, so we may only come close to the record high. We can also expect a few isolated late day storms Wednesday.

Thursday with not quite as warm, but we can still call it hot as we should reach a high right around 90 – and again with a chance for scattered storms. That should be the last hot day into next week – a cold front brings relief to the state…as a result the high on Friday should only be in the upper 70s with just isolated storms. The weekend will be rather pleasant with mild temperatures and a chance for isolated storms both Saturday and Sunday – the highs will stay in the low to mid 70s.

We’ll start next week with low 80s on Monday…and a chance for late day storms. Then back to the heat with upper 80s Tuesday…and right back into the 90s for Wednesday and Thursday as we stay mostly dry.

 

5day Record Breaking Heat On the Final Day of Spring

Watch Ed Greene forecasting the weather on CBS4 newscasts at 10 p.m. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @EdGreeneCBS4.

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