Denver's weather whiplash: record heat, cool weekend, scorching Fourth – The Denver Post
After a record-tying 105 degrees on Thursday, Denver’s high of 97 Friday will be easier to endure – but it’s still pretty darn hot.
In fact, there are fire danger warnings from northern to southern Colorado on the western half of the state.
“Another very hot day today but temps won’t be quite as bad as yesterday,” said meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Boulder. “A Red Flag Warning is in effect from late this morning through the evening for high elevations.”
Stay tuned. A real cool-down is on its way.
By Saturday, the high will be only 73 degrees, a 32-degree temperature drop in two days, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
Another very hot day today but temps won’t be quite as bad as yesterday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from late this morning through the evening for high elevations. #COwx pic.twitter.com/5PHeue0YPY
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 29, 2018
And there’s a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday.
But by Sunday, the heat reprieve will be officially over for Denver.
The high temperature will shoot back up to around 86 degrees as winds from the southwest flow into Colorado, the NWS says.
Denver will be in the 90s again. By Wednesday, Independence Day, the high will be about 95 degrees, the weather service says.