Denver broke a record-high temperature for the date today when it hit 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The previous record-high temperature, 97 degrees, for Aug. 11 was set in 2020, the weather service said.
The heat will continue on Friday in Denver with a forecast high temperature of 96 degrees. High temperatures — mid 90s — in the metro area will remain in the forecast through the weekend, with a bit of a cool down expected on Monday when the high temp will top out at about 87 degrees in Denver.
Denver airport has reached 98F, which sets a new daily record high. #COwx pic.twitter.com/ybi7rVsJS8
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 11, 2022