It will be sunny and hot in Denver on Friday with a high temperature of 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
That dry and hot weather is raising wildfire concerns southeast of Denver where a Fire Weather Watch has been posted for Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties, and for eastern Las Animas Counties by the NWS. The watch is for Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds up to 35 mph, low humidity and hot weather are expected.
Hazardous weather is in the forecast this weekend for parts of central and southeastern Colorado, according to the weather service.
Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will return Friday and Saturday to southern Colorado, with lightning, winds gusting to 50 mph, and the chance of moderate rainfall. There’s a slight chance for flash flooding in fire burn scar areas. Lightning will likely be the primary concern.
In Denver on Saturday there’s 40% chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. Clouds will increase as the day progresses and the high temperature should hit 90 degrees. Winds could gust to 22 mph.
Sunday in Denver will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high temperature of 93 degrees.
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