7:00 AM | Extreme fire danger continues with possible record-breaking heat, windy and very dry conditions

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very hot, dry, windy, “fire weather” conditions, upper 90’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, breezy and mild, low-to-mid 60's

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, breezy, still quite hot, low 90’s

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, upper 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, more seasonal, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low 80’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, warm, slight chance for a thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Friday

Mainly sunny, hot, low-to-mid 90’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, hot, low 90’s

Discussion

Normal high temperatures for Denver are around 83 degrees for this time of year and we’ll be way above that to start off the new week with hot, dry and windy conditions. In fact, temperatures today could approach the record of 99 degrees in Denver last set in 1990. Unfortunately, these conditions are conducive to wildfires and that threat will not diminish until mid-week at which times temperatures may briefly retreat to more normal levels. A cold front will pass through the region by early Wednesday and this will bring about some relief to the excessive heat, but hot weather is likely to return late this week.

Video

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