Denver weather: 100 degrees expected Tuesday. How long will extreme heat last?

Denver is likely to get into the triple digits for the first time in 2021 on Tuesday and then do it again on Wednesday.

If Denver gets to or above 100 two days in a row, it would be just the 23rd time in the city’s history that the mercury has been that high on consecutive days.

The Mile High City had the hottest day of the year on Monday, topping at 98 degrees, the eighth day of the last 10 above 90 degrees. Tuesday will be even hotter, according to the National Weather Service, with a forecast high of 100 degrees. If Denver does hit 100, it’ll be the third earliest date on the calendar the Mile High City has crossed the century mark.

There’s a chance for thunderstorms that could produce hail in Park County and around the Palmer Divide in the early evening before cooling to 67 degrees.

There is an air quality alert day for Tuesday in effect for Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld Counties. It’s an Ozone concentration issue, expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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The heatwave will continue on Wednesday, with a high of 100 degrees expected. There’s a 20% chance of showers between noon and three with wind gusting up to 15 mph. Some clouds will move in overnight as the temperature drops to 67 degrees.

Afternoon thunderstorms are possible Thursday with a high of 98 degrees and a low of 64 degrees.

Friday could finally drop into the 80s.

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