Denver is expected to see its hottest mid-September days in 150 years Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service expects a high of 95 degrees Thursday, which would be the hottest Sept. 9 since it began recording the city’s temperature in 1872. The current record is 94 degrees, set in 1994.
There will also be widespread smoke throughout the day. The evening skies are expected to be mostly clear with a low around 60 degrees.
Friday is expected to be even hotter, topping out at 98 degrees, according to the NWS. If so, that would easily break a daily record of 93 degrees set in 2018.
The weekend forecast looks milder. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 92 and a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
There is also a 10% chance of rain Sunday afternoon. The high is forecast to be around 89 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
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