The Denver area and eastern plains will continue to witness record heat Saturday, with high temperatures climbing into the mid-90s, according to a National Weather Service forecast.
High temperatures are expected to reach 96 degrees in Denver on Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Denver’s record-high temperature for September 11 is 93 degrees set in 2018. The normal-high temperature for the date is 82 degrees. The Met department said there is a 20 per cent chance of rain and thundershowers in the city after 4 pm.
The record breaking heat is likely to continue in the plains even today. Denver’s record is 93F today, the forecast is 96F.
This afternoon, there is a possibility of rain and thundershowers throughout the northeast. The main dangers will be strong winds and lightning.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) September 11, 2021
If Denver’s heat rises above 93 degrees on Saturday, it will be the third consecutive record-breaking day in the city.
Scattered rain and thundershowers are expected in northeastern Colorado on Saturday afternoon. The Weather Service said the storm could produce dry lightning as well as winds of up to 55 mph. Warm weather, low humidity and light will increase wildfire concerns.
According to the Weather Service, Denver has a 20% chance of rain and thunder before 1 p.m. Saturday and minimum temperatures will drop to about 60 degrees.
Denver’s weather will be cold on Sunday, with high temperatures of 86 degrees and a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The sky will be mostly sunny.
A colder one is expected next week, with high temperatures reaching 75 degrees in Denver on Tuesday.