Currently in Denver - July 7, 2022

80s and pm thunderstorm chances for Thursday, July 7th.

The weather, currently.

There's nothing much to say about Thursday, except that it is pretty much the same as the rest of this week. We see storm chances in the afternoon and 80s. However, we will see a change coming for the end of this week. Saturday and Sunday look to be very hot and very dry with temperatures in the upper 90s. I'll be keeping an eye on that for you and have it in the weekend newsletter.

Until then, here's the forecast for Thursday:

1) Chance of afternoon to evening thunderstorms.

2) 80 degree temperatures.

3) Heat comes for the weekend

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Scientists are working on developing plants that can better withstand heat waves, according to a new study in Nature. Even brief heat waves can have long standing effects on plant immunity, inhibiting their ability to produce salicylic acid—which prevents bacteria from spreading when they’re attacked by pathogens.

Scientists were able to manipulate the CBP60g, which acts as a master switch for plants, to allow them to keep their immunity levels up even as temperatures rose.
“We were able to make the whole plant immune system more robust at warm temperatures,” author Sheng-Yang He told SciTechDaily. “If this is true for crop plants as well, that’s a really big deal because then we have a very powerful weapon.”