Denver’s daily record high crushed as temperature hits 90, fourth earliest 90 on record

DENVER — Temperatures in the Denver area felt more like summer than spring on Thursday.

Just before 4 p.m., the temperature at Denver International Airport hit 90 degrees. According to the National Weather Service’s Boulder office, it is the fourth earliest 90-degree day on record.

The old record for May 10th is 86 degrees, set in 1991, 1962 and 1961.

The average high temperature for this time of May is around 72 degrees.

Denver last year had 48 days with the high of at least 90 degrees and two days at 100 degrees. DIA, where official temperatures are recorded, experiences an average of 44 90-degree days annually.

The heat will not last long. Temperatures will cool into the mid-70s Friday with a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

On Saturday, expect overcast skies, patchy fog, a few breaks of sunshine and a 60 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Highs will only reach the mid-60s.

On Mother’s Day, plan on overcast skies with a few breaks of sunshine and a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs will be about 68 degrees.

 

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