Colorado weather: 90-degree heat returns to Denver, afternoon thunderstorms over the plains

After two days of heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds, a prolonged heat wave is set to hit Colorado on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

“Heat incoming! Prolonged period of above-normal temps expected through next week,” the weather service wrote Saturday in a social media post.

Temperatures are expected to spike into the upper 90s in the metro area, Interstate 25 corridor and Eastern Plains, NWS forecasters said. The plains will see 100-degree weather on Sunday and Monday.

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