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DENVER — The temperature reached 105 degrees in Denver at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, tying the all-time record high temperature ever recorded in the city, the National Weather Service said.

The previous record high for June 28 was 99 degrees set in 1986. Denver International Airport is the official recording station for the city.

The Mile High City has reached 105 degrees four other times: Aug. 8, 1878; July 20, 2005; June 25, 2012; and June 26, 2012.

A blast furnace of southwest winds increased to 30 mph on Thursday afternoon, helping to push the temperature up.

There will be lots of sunshine early, then a 10 percent chance of a dry, gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon.

The mountains can expect sunshine and the hottest temperatures of the week from 75-92 degrees.

It will be cooler behind a cold front on Friday with highs in the low 90s.

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