Denver weather: Near-record highs and more severe weather threats ahead

Denver will near its record high for June 8 as temperatures soar well into the 90s on Tuesday. There is a chance for some severe weather along the Front Range again after a tornado touched down in Weld County on Monday.

Denver will reach a high of 95 degrees on Tuesday under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Winds gusting as high as 25 mph will move in during the afternoon as isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop near the Colorado/Wyoming border. The strongest of the storms could produce 2-inch diameter hail with gusts up to 60 mph.

Heavy rain and isolated tornadoes are possible after 4 p.m. north of Fort Collins. Isolated storms are also expected in the mountains north of Interstate 70, with wind gusts being a threat. The counited warm weather is likely to dry out the land, and officials are beginning to warn about increased fire danger.

While Denver will near its record high of 98 degrees on Tuesday in the afternoon, temperatures will fall below 60 on a mostly clear evening.

Wednesday will be similar weather-wise, with a high of 91 degrees under sunny skies, getting windy in the afternoon. The low will be 61 degrees.

Thursday should be more of the same, with a high of 96 degrees under sunny skies, as gusty winds dominate the afternoon. A low of 55 degrees is expected.

Friday will be a break from the extreme heat, as forecasters project a high of 83 degrees.

Weekend highs will be in the 90s.



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