Denver weather: It’s going to be a hot week

Denver set a new daily record high!
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Lucy Fryer and Arlie play in a new splashpad at the renovated Congress Park pool. Aug. 2, 2022.
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It's hot! And it's going to stay that way most of the week.

Denver set a new record high of 99 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, and a heat advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) remains in effect.

Tuesday could reach about 96. Wednesday and Thursday will also climb into the 90s. We'll get some relief Friday when we may not even hit 80, according to the NWS forecast.

Denver has now beaten a heat record for Aug. 21 set back in 2007.

According to the NWS, current highest low-temperature for Aug. 21 is currently 67 degrees, set in 1947, and the old record-high for Aug. 21 was 97 degrees, set in 2007. NWS' records date back to 1872.

Temperatures typically cool down to the high 50s at night, but Denver will remain warm-ish Monday evening with temperatures in the high 60s or even low 70s.

The August heat comes as regions across the globe break heat records due to climate change.

In response to the heat, all operating city recreation centers are open as cooling centers during business hours.

You can find a list of these centers and their hours here.

The city also recommends open public library locations as places to cool down.

"It'll be pretty warm, so anyone that is vulnerable to heat will definitely feel it because the overnight lows aren't going to cool down like we're used to," said NWS forecaster Ayesha Wilkinson.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that Denver recorded a new daily high for Aug. 21.

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