By Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) – For the second day in a row a new record high temperature was set in Denver. The temperature at Denver International Airport hit 99 degrees at 3:11 pm, which beat the old record of 93 degrees set on Sept. 10, 2018.

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A large ridge of high pressure sitting right on top of Colorado was responsible for the hot weather. It’s the reason why it has been such a hot, dry and smoky week around the state.

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A pattern change is expected to slowly evolve across the region starting Saturday. It will bring some slightly cooler air and a small chance for mountain thundershowers. It’s been about a week since rain fell in Colorado.

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An even stronger cold front is forecasted for the middle of next week. High temperatures in Denver could struggle to reach 80 degrees by next Tuesday.

Meteorologist Dave Aguilera