Denver tied a 14-year-old record Friday, hitting 101 degrees a little after 3 p.m.

The National Weather Service announced the tie for the hottest July 19 on record, noting it was the 42nd year Denver has had a high greater than 100 degrees in the 147-year period of record.

Temperatures were scorching throughout most of the rest of the state.

Pueblo, for example, hit 105 degrees at 3:19 p.m., breaking the record of 104 set in 2018. And Colorado Springs hit 97, matching the record high set in 2005.

A break from near-record heat is expected, however. Temperatures should drop significantly when a cold front moves into the state on the weekend.