Sizzling temperatures continue with highs into upper 90s; cold front by weekend

DENVER -- It reached 97 degrees in Denver on Tuesday and temperatures will be that high again Wednesday as a summer heat wave continues across the Front Range.

The record high for Wednesday in Denver is 102 degrees set in 1990. There will be lots of sunshine and a 10 percent chance of an afternoon dry, gusty thunderstorm.

The mountains can expect sunshine on Wednesday with skies turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with some areas pushing toward 90 degrees.

Thursday will be the hottest day of the week with a record high of 100 degrees expected in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The record for the date is 99 degrees set in 1986.

There will be lots of sunshine and high fire danger.

A cold front arrives on Friday afternoon, setting up for a cooler weekend.

Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms as highs drop to about 83 degrees.

Sunday will be sunnier with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms and highs near 85 degrees.

7-Day Forecast. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

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