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Denver hits 96, breaking daily record; Very windy weekend ahead


DENVER (KDVR) — Denver recorded a high of 96 degrees Friday, breaking the old record of 95 degrees for June 5 set in 1946 and 2018.

There is a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon. 

The mountains can expect a 40% chance of afternoon rain and thunderstorms. It will turn windy above treeline in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s.

Saturday starts cloudy across the Mountains with a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, possibly earlier than normal. It will turn very windy with gusts by midday and afternoon 30-80 mph.  Biggest gusts will be above the treeline.

Saturday across Denver starts dry and partly cloudy with light wind. Then clouds increase with a 30% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. It will become very windy, 25-50 mph (or higher), in Denver and across the Front Range, Palmer Divide, Foothills and eastern Plains.

Sunday is totally dry with less wind in the morning then again turning windy in the afternoon with gusts of 25-50 mph in Denver and across the Front Range.

A cold front hits Monday-Tuesday. There will be a 20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  Highs drop into the 80s Monday and 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.

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