Record-setting triple-digit heat, sunshine for Labor Day

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DENVER -- A Pinpoint Weather Alert day was issued for Monday because of record-setting heat expected across the Front Range.

The heat will continue on the last day of the Labor Day weekend.

Highs on Monday will make it into upper 90s and lower 100s across the Front Range. The record high for Monday in Denver is 95 degrees set in 1983.

The other record Denver could possibly break is the hottest day in September on record, which is 98 degrees set on Sunday.

If it reaches 100 degrees, it will be the latest day in the year that Denver will have a triple-digit day on record. The current latest 100-degree reading is Aug. 16, 2002.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds and breezy conditions through the afternoon.

Temperatures will take a dip this week as rain chances return. Highs on Tuesday will stay in the mid-80s, which is normal for early September.

There's a 10% chance of a pop-up shower or two across the Front Range during the afternoon.

The 10% to 20% chance of rain will continue each day this week, but despite the slim rain chances, temperatures will still manage to warm back into the mid- to upper 80s through Friday.

Check Colorado interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

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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