Thursday starts last blast of summer settings – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2020-09-24 09:42:14 –

Clear and warm are the top words to describe Thursday’s forecast, and it’s the perfect preview to the weekend. Temperatures are expected to be a bit higher than they were Wednesday, with Thursday’s high reaching 90 under sunny skies.

Todd Dankers with the National Weather Service in Boulder said that highs Thursday through Sunday will add to the record broken last week for the most days of 90 degrees or higher in a calendar year.

“We have already set that record at 74. We may be adding to that record in the next couple of days,” Dankers said.

While some may like that summer is sticking around despite the calendar saying it’s fall, the 90-degree temperature may add fuel to the Cameron Peak fire, Dankers said.

“It’s not that we want to stop the heat, but it looks like it is,” Dankers said.

A red flag warning Thursday for fires has been issued due to low humidity and winds up to 11 mph in the afternoon. Expect clear skies Thursday night with a low near 58 degrees.

Friday and Saturday will be a sunny repeat of Thursday’s weather. Friday may be the warmest with a high predicted to reach 91 degrees with calmer winds. Some cloud cover will come Friday night with the low dipping toward 56 degrees.

Saturday will have increased clouds, but the high may still hit 90. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies. Saturday night will bring a cold front to the Denver area, Dankers said, with partly cloudy skies and a low near 52 degrees.

“A cold front will come down on Saturday night, and we’ll get a break,” Dankers said.

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