Currently in Denver - August 12, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mid 90s and mostly sunny for Friday, August 12th. 

If you like heat, I have good news for you, because there is more of it coming for this weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s for most of the weekend with mostly sunny skies. However, we see moisture come back into the forecast soon. Moisture from the tropics will move into the area late Sunday and provide fuel for thunderstorms. That means if you want to do outdoor activities before we have any chances of rain come, go Friday and Saturday.

Here's a look at your Friday and weekend forecast:

1) Friday: Mid 90s and mostly sunny skies.

2) Saturday: High 90s and mostly sunny skies.

3) Sunday: Low 90s and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today by Zaria Howell on indigenous communities’ struggles to secure clean drinking water in Alaska:

“In January of 2021 an unknown source sparked a fire at the Indigenous village of Tuluksak’s sole water power plant,” writes Howell. “The plant, which provided this native Alaskan community of nearly 400 with safe drinking water, quickly burned to ashes, leaving the rural community vulnerable.”

“In the aftermath of the fire, community members struggled to access clean water or secure the delivery of bottled water from local and state authorities. And when they did manage to secure the latter, weather challenges and delays made the transportation process difficult.Many natives were left without water entirely for months on end, relying instead on hauled water from neighboring freshwater reserves, if they had the means to secure it via snowmobile or some other method.”

Click here to read the full story!