Denver had its fifth-warmest September on record with temperatures 4.6 degrees above normal.
Record-breaking heat last week and over the weekend hasn't helped firefighters battling wildfires across the state.
Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after the short but intense afternoon storm passed over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Wildfire threats in Colorado and across the Southwest have been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought.
Residents and businesses are cleaning up in Manitou Springs after heavy rain triggered mudslides, flooding and hail to pile up like snow.
With wildfires raging and cities facing record highs, everyone could use a bit (or a lot) of rain. The Channel 7 meteorologist says monsoons are on the way.
The state's hottest areas also happen to coincide with where wildfires are burning, a state climatologist says.
The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the 416 Fire in Durango and brought rain across the state.