May 27, 2024

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Denver’s first 80-degree of the year, elevated fire danger conditions

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Denver is on track to hit 80-degree temperatures for the first time this year Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday’s warm weather is expected to peak around 4 p.m., with high temperatures reaching 81 to 82 degrees, forecasters said.

Temperatures in the city came close to hitting the mark Friday, but fell short at a high of 75 degrees, according to NWS data.

A slight chance of rain in the Denver area between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday could cool off weather temporarily, but not enough to prevent the area from seeing those 80-degree temperatures, NWS forecasters said.

East of the city, warm and dry weather across the plains combined with gusty winds to increase fire weather conditions and prompted several red flag warnings and fire weather watches, according to a…

Lauren Penington

2024-04-13 11:54:17

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