Slather on the sun tan lotion before heading out Thursday because Denver is on a trajectory to reach 97 degrees after hitting 70 well before 7 a.m.

Relief in the form of an evening rain shower or two won’t come until around 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

There’s a red flag warning for high mountain parks in Jackson and Grand counties, the weather service says.

In southeast Colorado, temperatures should break above 100 degrees. The high in Lamar is expected to be 102 degrees.

Red Flag Warning for the high mountain parks of Jackson and Grand counties this afternoon/early evening for gusty winds and low humidities. #cowx pic.twitter.com/5c7HE0zbnr

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 14, 2018

The chance for rain increases on Friday afternoon, when the temperature will reach 92 degrees.

The weekend will be cooler with temperatures falling into the 80s, with an even greater chance for rain. The high temperature on Father’s Day will be a pleasant 81 degrees.

By Monday the high will only be 75 and highs are expected to stay in the 70s through Wednesday, the weather service says.

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Source:: The Denver Post – News

      

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