100s forecast for Front Range, Plains
August 1, 2008
DENVER ” Colorado’s heat wave is set to intensify Friday.
Temperatures are forecast to reach at least 100 along the Front Range and in the Plains.
The highest temperatures are expected to be on the Eastern Plains. The mercury could hit 105 in Lamar.
The high in Grand Junction, where hot weather is more common, is expected to be 101.
The National Weather Service says a persistent high pressure ridge over the Southwest is responsible for the record heat.
Denver set a new record Thursday after 19 straight days with temperatures in the 90s. Grand Junction is on track to tie its record of 51 consecutive days with temperatures of 90 or above. Thursday was the 47th day of Grand Junction’s current streak.