Temperatures in the Denver metro area met forecasters’ predictions this week and exceeded normals with the first 90-degree-plus high on Wednesday, expected to continue Thursday and the rest of the week.

The weather Thursday calls for a high of 94 degrees with a 10 percent chance of rain in the late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The higher temperatures are expected to spread across the Interstate 25 corridor and plains, bringing some gusty winds and isolated showers.

Wind gusts Thursday in Denver could reach as high as 16 mph in the afternoon. The evening is expected to hit a low of 62 degrees with calmer winds and a 10 percent chance of showers, according to the weather service.

Friday is expected to bring the highest temperature of the week at 97 degrees, and a slight reprieve could come Saturday with a high predicted at 89 degrees.

The National Weather Service took to Twitter on Thursday to remind people to take precautions in the summer heat, including at job sites and in vehicles.

Temperatures are 5 to 10 degrees higher than normal at this time of year, according to the weather service’s hazardous outlook.

Thursday is expected to bring “high-based thunderstorms” in the afternoon from the central mountains near and south of I-70, heading east and across the southern urban corridor, the outlook stated. Light rain and “gusty outflow” wind and lighting are expected.