100-degree heat returns for first time in almost a year

DENVER -- Hot weather is building in, and the hottest of the season so far will be Thursday when Denver is expected to reach 100 degrees.

The last time Denver hit 100 degrees was July 19.

In recent years, Denver has averaged two 100-degree days per year. There were 13 days at 100 degrees-plus in 2012.

The all-time hottest temperature recorded for Denver is 105 degrees, so to hit 100 degrees or hotter is pushing the limit on the heat the city has experienced.

The heat means the drought will continue to grow along with the fire danger.

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