90s set to return to Denver for first time in more than 260 days

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DENVER — A hot weekend is on tap for the Denver metro area and eastern Plains with 90s expected for the first time this year in more than eight months.

Record-high temperatures are possible. Friday’s record of 95 degrees was set in 2012. Saturday’s record high is 99, set in 2013. And Sunday’s record high is 100, also set in 2013.

The normal high is 81 degrees. No thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weekend.

The last time Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city, reached the 90s was Sept. 20 — a span of 262 days.

In an average year, there are 44 90-degree days recorded at DIA and 36 for Stapleton, the former reporting station.

Last year, DIA had 55 90-degree days and Stapleton recorded 61.

It will be sunny to partly cloudy in the mountains with highs from 75 to 85, resulting in a big snowmelt.

High winds develop overnight into Saturday morning over the Continental Divide and foothills with 30-60 mph gusts. It will be unusually windy Sunday to Wednesday as well.

A dry cold front on Tuesday drops temperatures by 10 to 20 degrees and will deliver a significant amount of wind across all of Colorado.

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