A number of high-temperature records were broken across Colorado yesterday as record-breaking heat hit Denver and the south east.
In Denver, a high of 98ºF broke the day’s record of 97ºF, set in 1986.
The mercury in Pueblo hit 102ºF, smashing the city’s previous record for the date of 100ºF, set in 1973, the National Weather Service said.
KKTV warned that fire danger would be high: “It’s not a Red Flag Day, but outdoor burning is not a great idea.”
In Colorado Springs, temperatures are forecast to hit 92ºF Tuesday, 85ºF Wednesday, 86ºF Thursday, 89ºF Friday and 91ºF Saturday, the weather service added. The average temperatures for Aug. 19 to 24 is 81ºF.
Chances of showers and thunderstorms also are likely through the end of the week, with the best chances coming Wednesday.