Denver weather: Warm and dry heat, possible afternoon wind gusts

Quiet, warm and dry conditions settled over metro Denver Wednesday bringing sunny blue skies and above-average heat that will last through the week, according to the National Weather Service.

No significant rain is likely before Friday afternoon. Afternoon breezes will blow across the city, with wind gusts reaching speeds of 18 miles per hour, weather service forecasters said.

The high temperature in Denver on Wednesday will be 95 degrees, decreasing to 61 degrees at night, forecasters said. On Thursday and Friday, high temperatures are expected to hit 95 degrees, decreasing to 93 degrees on Saturday.

On Friday afternoon there’s a slight chance of thunderstorms and rain, forecasters said.

Meteorologists anticipated possible isolated thunderstorms and rain in the high mountains west of Denver, where temperatures were expected to remain in the 70s and 80s. On the high plains east of the city, 90-degree temperatures were expected amid generally dry conditions.


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