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Denver braces for record ninth consecutive 90-degree day in September

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DENVER -- A record streak of 90-degree days will reach nine on Tuesday with high temperatures expected to reach 92 degrees in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with plenty of sunshine.

The record high for Tuesday is 93 degrees set in 1895.

The mountains can expect sunshine before skies turn partly cloudy and highs ranging from 65 to 80 degrees.

During the eight-day heat wave, Denver has tied or broken high temperature readings on five of the days.

On Sept. 10, Denver reached 93 degrees, tying the record high previously set in 1998, 1994 and 1974.

On Sept. 11, Denver reached 93 degrees, breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1951.

On Thursday, the high reached 96 degrees, tying the record set in 1990 and 1895.

On Friday, Denver reached a high of 92 degrees, tying the record set in 1948.

On Saturday, the high reached 94 degrees in Denver, breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 2000.

A cold front drops temperatures into the mid-80s on Wednesday and 70s by Thursday and Friday.  There is a 20 percent chance of afternoon rain and thunderstorm on Wednesday.

In the mountains, rain and thunderstorms are likely midday into the afternoon.

Thursday stays in the 70s with a 20 percent  chance of rain. Friday could be similar and it will be drier on Sunday and Sunday.

The autumnal equinox happens at 7:54 p.m. Saturday.

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Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Matt Makens, Christine Rapp, Chris Tomer, Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, and Jessica Lebel.

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

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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