By Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) –  A summer sizzler gets the weekend started! The official high for Denver at DIA Saturday zoomed up to 95 degrees! Two degrees away from tying the record high of 97 set in 1986.

The pattern this weekend is what forecasters call a “zonal flow”. Meaning the general movement of air is west to east across the region flowing from time zone to time zone.

This is bringing in warmer temperatures and somewhat drier air into the state. Temperatures across western and eastern Colorado will be zooming into the 80s and 90s with 70s and 80s in the mountains. There is a slight chance for a few late day storms over the mountains and plains with the current weather pattern. Most of the storms over the Denver metro area will be high based and somewhat dry. Creating gusty winds but, not much in the way of  measurable rain.

Monday will be warm with a few late storms as well. If you planning on viewing the eclipse, at this point it looks like skies will be partly cloudy at peak time which is 11:47 am. And the temperature will be around 80 degrees by then.

A cold front will push through late in the day on Monday bringing in a little better chance for storms on Monday and Tuesday with about an 8 to 10 degree cool down for Tuesday.

5day Summer Sizzle For Saturday

drought monitor Summer Sizzle For Saturday

Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years! Connect with Dave on Facebook and on Twitter @DaveAgCBS.


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