The temperature climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday in Denver, although the scorching day fell just shy of setting a record.
It was the second time this year Denver hit the century mark, according to the National Weather Service.
The record high temperature for Denver on July 19 remains 101 degrees, set in 2005. Denver also hit 100 degrees this summer on July 6.
Hot weather in the city will continue this week, with a forecast high of 95 degrees Thursday and 90 degrees Friday. The weekend in Denver will cool off slightly, with a forecast high of 86 degrees Saturday and 84 degrees Sunday, according to the weather service.
There’s a chance for scattered afternoon thunderstorms in Denver through Sunday. Heavy rain could hit the city overnight Thursday and Friday.