DENVER -- It hit the century mark for the first time this year in Denver on Wednesday.
The high temperature hit 101 degrees about 2 p.m., one degree short of the record high of 102 degrees set in 1990.
Wednesday was the 90th time Denver has hit triple-digit heat since record-keeping began in 1872.
On Thursday, temperatures are expected to be even warmer, reaching 102 degrees in Denver. That would break the record high of 99 degrees set in 1986.
Partly cloudy skies will build in during the afternoon, bringing some relief to the heat with a 10 percent chance of an isolated afternoon storm.
Winds will be breezy up to 30 mph on Thursday afternoon, making fire danger high across the state.
Temperatures will cool to the low 90s on Friday with dry conditions.
The 80s will return for the weekend with a 20 percent chance of storms each afternoon.
Temperatures will climb back to the mid-90s by Tuesday.
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