Denver weather: Hot and dry days as heat wave hits

Hot and dry conditions will engulf metro Denver Wednesday and the temperatures in parts of northeast Colorado will exceed 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Increasing cloud cover will hold in heat and winds rising in the afternoon could gust at speeds as fast as 17 miles per hour, the weather service said.

The high temperature in Denver will be 97 degrees, decreasing to 64 degrees at night, forecasters said. On Thursday through Saturday, the high temperature is expected to be 94 degrees.

In the mountains west of metro Denver, a few high-elevation storms may develop, kicking out bursts of wind. Meteorologists said any rainfall in the mountains will be light. No rain was expected in Denver until, possibly, Friday afternoon. In eastern Colorado, temperatures on Wednesday are expected to reach 100 degrees around Lamar, La Junta, and Julesburg.

It will be hot today with most locations over northeast Colorado in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. High-based showers and isolated storms are expected over/near the higher terrain. Strong gusty outflow winds will be possible. Any rainfall will be light. #cowx

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 16, 2023

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