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Heat record broken, temperatures still climbing

The temperature could rise a few more degrees as we progress through the afternoon.

DENVER — A new record high was set for Denver and the temperature is expected to rise a few more degrees.

In a Tweet the National Weather Service said the temperature at Denver International Airport had reached 87 degrees around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

That's a new record for May 10. The old record of 86 degrees was set in 1991. The NWS said it expected the temperature to continue to rise into the afternoon.