Record Heat in Southern Colorado

Cooler weather is expected by the weekend, but not before a high pressure system bringing hot, dry conditions continues its presence in Colorado.

Yesterday, two southern Colorado cities had record high temperatures while a third tied a 60-year-old record.

The National Weather Service says Colorado Springs reached 91 degrees, breaking the previous record of 90 set in 1969.

Alamosa broke the previous high of 87 by one degree, while Pueblo tied its record of 97.

Both records were set in 1946.

Temperatures along the Front Range climbed into the 90s as Denver's 94 degrees was one degree shy of tying its record, also set 60 years ago.

Makoto Moore, a meteorologist with the weather service, says a ridge of high pressure remains over the state.

That's keeping most of the weather systems -- and cooler weather -- north of Colorado.