It officially reached 100 degrees in Denver at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday.

That’s according to the National Weather Service, which tweeted that Denver has gotten temperatures above 100 degrees during 41 of the last 147 years.

Since 2000, there have been 100-degree days in 15 of the last 19 years.

For what it’s worth, the record for June 27 is 102 degrees – but that won’t be threatened. The metro will likely break a record tomorrow when we’re already looking at forecasted temperatures over 100 degrees as a high-pressure ridge holds over the southern U.S.

The National Weather Service in Boulder said the city’s had exactly 90 days of 100-plus degrees since 1872 (and June’s had 16 since that time).

9NEWS meteorologist Becky Ditchfield said we have to hope for cloud cover earlier if we want temperatures to lower on Thursday – the earlier the cloud cover rolls in the earlier the city cools off.

There will be a chance for isolated, wind-producing thunderstorms Wednesday evening with localized wind gusts up to 50 mph.

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Thursday will be the hottest day of the week. Denver’s high temperature on Thursday will be 97 degrees to 102 degrees. The current record is 99 degrees, set in 1986.

Fire danger remains high across Colorado especially on Wednesday and Thursday in central and western Colorado.

High temperatures will dip down into the upper 80s for the weekend before rising again for Independence Day.

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