August weather: Cooling temperatures and unusually rainy

DENVER — Tuesday kicks off August, a month of cooling temperatures and the fifth-wettest month of the year on average.

That was not the case last year. August 2016 was the eighth-driest on record with only 0.22 inches of precipitation.

The average high for Aug. 1 is 90 degrees, but the average high drops from day to day. An average high temperature by the end of the month is 84 degrees.

Record high temperatures also drop from day to day through the month. However, this is not to say the city hasn’t had some hot days.

A temperature of 105 degrees was recorded on Aug. 8, 1878. That is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Denver and has happened only a handful of times.

This August will start off cooler than average and might have decent rain chances occasionally, too.

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