Near record-tying heat expected Monday at 97 degrees

DENVER -- There will be near-record-tying heat on Monday in Denver at 97 degrees. The record is 97 degrees set in 1986.

The air over Colorado is very dry. No thunderstorms are in the forecast.

The mountain can expect sunny, dry conditions and highs in the 70s and 80s.

The chance of afternoon thunderstorms returns on Tuesday. Highs drop to 93 degrees.

A cold front slides across the Front Range on Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, highs drop into the mid-80s with 20% to 30% chances of afternoon thunderstorms.

The heat returns by the weekend with mid-90s and sunny skies.

7-Day Forecast. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

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

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