The heat is on, Colorado. Temperatures could reach 99 degrees today in Denver, according to the National Weather Service, and will be the hottest day so far in 2013.
7News' Lisa Hidalgo reports that high should reach the upper-90s in Denver, but some neighborhoods will hit 100 today. The western slope and eastern plains are also expected to see near triple-digit heat.
The high heat today could surpass the record high set at 97 degrees in 1952.
A Fire Weather Watch is in effect today through Monday evening and then again for much of Tuesday for dry thunderstorms and the possibility of some gusty winds over the southern Front Range as well as North central Colorado, according to the National Weather Service.
While fire risk is high in many parts of the state, Eastern Summit County is under Flood Advisory through Tuesday morning because of the high heat driving fast snow melt. The National Weather Service reports that the stream gauge on Straight Creek near Dillon showed the water level peaking at 5.8 feet on Sunday evening, but had lowered to 4.8 feet overnight.
9News reports that the heat will remain into the 90s throughout the week.