Both Denver and Boulder are chasing record highs today. 99 is the number to beat in Denver, 100 in Boulder. We are forecasting 99 degrees in both cities today.

Fire danger will be high as well this afternoon, especially in the Foothills where Red Flag Warnings are active. A combination of hot temperatures, low humidity, and gusty southwest winds will breed volatile conditions for the rapid spread of fire. Luckily, there is no chance of lightning today, so any ignitions will require a human.

Therefore, please take extra precaution. We already had careless folks destroy several hundred acres of Boulder County forest yesterday…

Ben Castellani

Ben grew up in western Pennsylvania and holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in meteorology. He currently works on a programming language tailored for scientists at Harris Geospatial Solutions in Boulder.

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