The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Monday, advising people to take precautions as hot, dry weather bakes metro Denver, other cities along the Interstate 25 corridor, and Colorado’s high plains, bringing near-record temperatures and raising health risks.
Wind anticipated in mountain valleys west of Denver was drying out grass and other vegetation, and weather service meteorologists also warned of increasing fire danger early this week.
The high temperature in metro Denver will be 100 degrees on Monday, decreasing to 68 degrees at night, forecasters said. On Tuesday, the high temperature will be 97 degrees.
The heat advisory covers the I-25 corridor north from Denver to Fort Collins, including Boulder and Greeley, and south to Colorado Springs.
Temperatures will be hot enough to cause heat illnesses, weather service officials said.
Recommendations for enduring the heat include drinking cool water regularly, wearing light, loose clothing, limiting outdoor activity to early morning or the evening, and checking up on relatives and neighbors who may suffer symptoms of heat stroke (confusion, dizziness, unconsciousness). U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials recommended that workers take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned spaces.
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