Hot, dry weather returns to Front Range

DENVER -- Unseasonably warm and dry weather will return to the Front Range on Wednesday afternoon.

Highs will top off in the mid-90s, just a few degrees short of the record of 99 degrees set in 1998.

Expect an increase in clouds through the day, but dry and breezy conditions will remain, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday's forecast looks very similar, with a mix of sun and clouds with dry conditions.

Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer, with highs soaring into the upper 90s by the afternoon. Denver will be only a few degrees below the record high of 101 degrees set in 2005.

Friday will offer an increase in clouds and a mountain shower or two. Temperatures will drop back into the mid-90s heading into the weekend.

Changes will start to move in by the weekend, with scattered thunderstorms expected by Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

As a result of the clouds and rain chances, temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, topping off in the lower 90s.

The unsettled weather will stay into next week. Showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures dropping into the mid-80s.

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We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News -- and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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