The official temperature in Denver on Thursday hit 91 degrees at 2:42 p.m. That was shy of the record of 93 degrees, which was set on June 2, 2002.
Despite not setting a new record, 9NEWS Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield says Thursday was the warmest day we have experienced this year and the first day in 2011 with temperatures in the 90s.
Friday will bring mostly sunny and comfortable weather to the Front Range. The Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins areas will reach into the 70s.
Even with the somewhat cooler temperatures on Friday, snow will continue to melt rapidly in the mountains thanks to the massive snowpack covering Colorado's northern and central mountains. Currently, there are a few areas experiencing some low-land flooding of meadows and agricultural land, but no major problems.
As we head into the weekend, we will have several more areas reporting flooding as the extreme heat melts down the massive mountain snowpack.
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