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Three southern Colorado cities set or tie record highs

PUEBLO – Two southern Colorado cities had record high temperatures while a third tied a 60-year-old record as hot, dry weather continued across Colorado Monday.Colorado Springs reached 91 degrees, breaking the previous record of 90 set in 1969, according to the National Weather Service. Farther south, Alamosa broke the previous high of 87 by one degree, while Pueblo tied its record of 97. Both records were set in 1946.Along the Front Range, temperatures climbed into the 90s as Denver’s 94 degrees was one degree shy of tying its record, also set in 1946.A ridge of high pressure remains over the state, keeping most of the weather systems – and cooler weather – north of Colorado, said Makoto Moore, a Pueblo-based meteorologist with the weather service.Cooler weather is expected by the weekend as the high pressure system shifts east.

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