Denver weather: Record high expected Friday with more dry days ahead

Denver should hit its 100th 100-degree day in 149 years of metrological tracking Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

This comes after Thursday saw the city’s highest temperature in more than three years with a reading of 102 degrees at Denver International Airport. The high fell one degree shy of the record for July 8 and was the hottest the Mile High City has been since June 28, 2018, when temperatures reached 105 degrees.

Forecasters call for a 20% chance of storms after lunchtime Friday with winds that could gust near 20 mph. Clear skies will get cloudy into the evening as the low dips to 62 degrees. NWS warns virga showers are likely this afternoon for the Interstate 25 corridor. Those showers could create strong gusts up to 55 mph but not much rain.

Severe storms will be possible for parts of far northeastern Colorado in the afternoon, with hail being the main threat.

Saturday has a 10% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon with a high of 85 degrees. Winds over 15 mph and a low of 59 degrees are forecasted for Saturday night.

Sunday will be sunny with a high of 88 degrees and a low of 60 degrees.

Next week will begin with temperatures in the mid-90s.

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