Denver ties high-temperature record Saturday with 78 degrees
Denver tied a high-temperature record on Saturday when the mercury hit 78 degrees, and more records could be tied or toppled in upcoming days as unseasonably warm weather sizzles in Colorado.
The high so far this afternoon in Denver is 78 degrees, which ties the record for the day. Still a little time to go higher. We'll keep you posted!#cowx
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) April 3, 2021
The 78-degree mark on Saturday tied the prior high-temperature record for April 3 in the city, set back in 1943, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures in Colorado could climb a bit higher, including along the Front Range, where Denver’s forecast high temperature is 80 degrees on Sunday and 81 degrees on Monday.
Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 80s in widespread parts of the Eastern Plains on Sunday and Monday, as high temperatures in the mountains climb into the 60s in some areas, the weather service said.
The warm weather brings with it concerns about wildfire danger as winds kick up a bit Monday, with gusts up to 17 mph in Denver, the weather service said. Skies over Denver will be mostly sunny on Sunday and Monday.
On Tuesday there’s a slight chance for morning showers in Denver, with possible afternoon thunderstorms, according to the weather service. The high temperature will be 68 degrees, and the chance for precipitation is 40%.