7:00 AM | All-time record high was matched yesterday in Denver and triple-digit heat continues today; dangerous fire conditions persist

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, hot, breezy, chance for an afternoon thunderstorm, highs between 100 and 105

Tonight

Chance for an evening thunderstorm; otherwise, partly cloudy skies, mild, upper 60’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, hot, but not quite as extreme, chance for a thunderstorm, low-to-mid 90’s

Wednesday Night

Chance for an evening thunderstorm; otherwise, partly cloudy, mild, mid 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, hot, chance for a thunderstorm at night, mid 90’s

Friday

Partly sunny, hot, slight chance for a shower or a thunderstorm, mid 90’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, hot, low-to-mid 90’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, hot, low-to-mid 90’s

Discussion

The extreme heat remains on for today from the Rockies to the Plains with cities like Denver, Dallas and Oklahoma City likely reaching triple digits once again. Denver matched its all-time high temperature record yesterday at 105 degrees which had been set twice before in 2005 and 1878. The record for consecutive days of 100-degree temperatures in Denver is five set in 1985 and again in 2005. In the Denver metro region, and in much of Colorado, the fire danger will continue with the combination of excessive heat, low humidity and breezy conditions with little to no rainfall. A new area of concern has developed in terms of wildfire just to the west of Colorado Springs to go along with the continuing wildfire problem just to the west of Fort Collins. The entire town of Manitou Springs was evacuated on Sunday and the Garden of the Gods park has been closed. High pressure at all levels of the atmosphere is causing this heat wave in the center part of the nation and the pattern may change slightly at the end of the week to perhaps reduce the extreme conditions.

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