Heat Wave-Colorado

Get out the ice cubes and fans and get in the shade.

Colorado's heat wave continues.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 101 today in Denver, and highs in the mid- to upper-90s for many other cities in the state.

Should the temperature hit the triple digits, it would be the fifth straight day of highs at or above 100 in the state.

Yesterday, the temperature hit 102 in the southeastern Colorado town of Lamar and 101 in Grand Junction.

Meanwhile, 45 counties were declared agriculture disaster areas because of drought and searing heat.

Governor Owens says farmers and ranchers in the 45 counties, plus 14 adjacent counties, will be eligible for low-interest federal loans and delayed tax payments.