DENVER (CBS4) – Tuesday is the fifth day of a six day heat wave that started last Friday. It will also be the hottest day of the six day stretch in most areas. Afternoon temperatures in Denver could break a record thanks to gusty winds.

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The current record high temperature for Denver is 95 degrees last set on June 16, 2017. The forecast is for that record to be broken by at least 1 degree.

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Elsewhere, triple-digit heat is expected in southeast Colorado with cities like Pueblo, La Junta, and Lamar reaching at least 100 degrees.

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The combination of the intense heat, very low relative humidity, and wind gusts up to 40 mph on Tuesday is keeping the fire danger high statewide. A Red Flag Warning is effect from noon until 8 p.m. for about 75% of Colorado including the higher terrain of Jefferson County and communities such as Conifer, Evergreen, and Genesee.

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A cold front set to arrive in Colorado late Wednesday will bring significantly cooler weather for Thursday and Friday. A better chance for thunderstorms producing measurable rainfall will also arrive Friday. Fewer storms and somewhat warmer weather will return for Father’s Day weekend.

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