Warm start to the week, but cool temperatures in store

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.