Record high falls Monday, more 99-degree heat expected Tuesday

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DENVER -- Denver's record high for June 10 of 97 degrees, which was set back in 1952, was broken on Monday, with highs in the Metro area soaring to 99 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature hit 99 around 2:50 p.m.  "This establishes a new record high temperature for the date," the NWS staid.

Considering chances for high winds and thunderstorms in the afternoons, fire crews across the state were on high alert Monday. A fire weather watch was set to go into effect Monday afternoon and last into Tuesday.

Speaking of Tuesday, don't expect much of a cool down, with highs near 99 predicted for the Metro area. Don't expect much of a cool down on Wednesday or Thursday, either. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90s through both days.

For the coming weekend, the highs will finally drop back into the upper 80s.