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Denver weather: Record cold Monday morning, hotter days ahead

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Denver started the week off setting a new record; a record low temperature was reached at DIA this morning of 49°F, which ties the previous record of 49°F from 1976.

From here, we warm up sluggishly today to around 80°, but as we look at the hourly planner you'll see temperatures return to the 90s tomorrow.

In case you are curious, this summer hasn't been notably hot or cold – you probably guessed that, right? 🙂 Officially, for the summer to date, we are 40th coolest on record since 1872.

We've seen our fair share of some clouds this weekend and a couple areas of rain around the metro area, but there has been some heavier rain within the state with a little surge in the monsoon. We discussed this aspect in yesterday's post, in case you missed it:

State of the Atmosphere: Denver and Colorado’s weather for the week
Let’s help get you ready for the week ahead with a weather pattern that became cooler and wetter this weekend as a weak monsoonal flow collided with a cold front. The trend this week will be drying and warming... That cold front moves through eastern Colorado Sunday with some areas of gusty winds a…

As far as today's rain chances, the focus is on the southern mountains and valleys.

If you look at Denver's rain chances, we have very low-end chances for the remainder of the workweek as temperatures warm up. So, if you are looking for some last-of-the-season pool time, better days ahead.