Denver weather: Near-record temperatures before weekend storms bring flooding, hail

Lauren Penington, The Denver Post on

Published in Weather News

Hot weather continues in Denver Thursday with near-record temperatures before Friday’s waves of storms roll in, bringing with them heavy rain, flooding, hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.

The Denver area will see a high of 96 degrees Thursday — three degrees less than the hottest June 13 in history, a record set in 1936, according to NWS records.

It’s still possible for the city to break that record.

NWS meteorologists forecasted a 95-degree high Wednesday, but temperatures in the city reached 97 degrees, tying with 1952 for the all-time hottest June 12, the weather service said.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the metro area Thursday evening, but NWS forecasters expect little to no rain to accompany them, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the weather service.


Rain showers and thunderstorms will multiply by Friday morning, and severe weather will start east of the Interstate 25 Corridor Friday afternoon, the outlook stated.

Denver and areas east of the city can expect heavy rainfall, waves of hail, localized flooding and wind gusts up to 60 mph Friday afternoon, NWS forecasters said in the outlook.

Temperatures are expected to drop back into the mid-80s Friday, but 90-degree heat will return as early as Saturday as warmer, drier weather returns to the metro over the weekend, according to NWS forecasters.

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