Near record heat continues in Colorado Tuesday | News
DENVER – After two days of record-breaking heat, Denver and other Colorado locations could approach record high temperatures again Tuesday.
The high for Denver is forecast to hit 96 degrees. The record for June 19 is 98 degrees set in 1989.
“An ozone action alert is in effect today for bad air with increased ozone production in the Metro,” says meteorologist Jennifer Broome.
A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for the Front Range and the western half of Colorado basically from I-25 west.
The warning includes the High Park, Springer and Little Sand wildfire zones.
“Wind gusts near 30 mph are possible in the Foothills and Mountains,” Broome says. “A weak front is sliding into the state today. Cooler air should move in for tomorrow.”
Temperatures soared to new record highs across eastern Colorado Monday afternoon.
The mercury reached 100 degrees in Denver just before 3 p.m., topping the previous record high of 99 degrees set in 1936. It was also the first 100 degree day in Denver in Other highs include 99 in Fort Collins and Greeley, 101 in Akron and 102 in Pueblo.
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