Forecasters expect Monday to be the warmest day of the week with a high of 90. But the Denver metro area is bracing for cooler highs and an increased chance of rain throughout the week, a change of pace after the recent oppressive heat.
A 12-day streak of highs reaching at least 90 degrees — tied for that. 13th longest in Denver history since 1872 — ended Sunday when the Mile High City high was 87, according to the National Weather Service.
Although rain is possible Monday, especially after noon, the weather service says there’s only a 20 percent chance. Winds gusting to 15 mph after noon. A low of 64 is expected overnight.
After Monday, temperatures will drop and storms will increase.
Tuesday’s forecast calls for a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. The expected height is 86.
Wednesday will have a high of 89 with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms.
As the week goes on, things will only get cooler.
Thursday’s forecast calls for a high of 79 and a chance of rain throughout the day.
Friday will be slightly warmer with an expected high of only 81 and a higher chance of rain.