This week, so far, has been very warm with temperatures above average by 5 to 10 degrees, but also the humidity has started to return. You will notice the mugginess picking up some more in the next day or two as the heat stays put. It's a different world over in the Four Corners of the nation as temperatures drastically fell from a 92-degree high on Monday in Denver to the low 30s and snow for the past day! A cold low pressure is responsible for the extreme weather change there, while an upper level ridge of high pressure is keeping the cool west and north of us and sending the heat up from the south.
This above-normal surge of heat should last through late week before returning to a more normal range of temperatures by the weekend. Expect highs to remain in the mid to upper 80s through Friday, then dropping off to the low 80s for the weekend and the upper 70s and lower humidity by early next week. Rain chances will also return this weekend, bringing an end to our extended dry pattern.