Currently in Denver - August 26, 2022

The weather, currently.

Upper 80s and 30% chance of pm storms for Friday, August 26th.

We have some wet weather coming yet again to the Denver area for the end of the week and weekend all before we start a brief period of hot and dry weather. Here is what is happening: Friday a front makes a brief appearance to bring us energy for storms on Friday and Saturday. By Sunday, that front is gone and we go back to a period of above average temperatures and sunshine.

As things start to get closer to autumn, we are also starting to think more about outdoor activities and sports. So I am adding an outdoor activity forecast below the 3 headlines for your weekend weather.

3 things you need to know about your Friday and weekend weather:

1) Friday: Front rolls in. Morning temperatures in the 60s. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s. 30% chance of storms for the evening.

2) Saturday: Morning temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s. 10% chance of pm storms. Broncos game kicks off at 7 p.m. with 80°F  temperatures.

3) Sunday: Drying out and heating up. Morning temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Afternoon temperatures in the low 90s. Sunshine all day.

Activity forecast:

Walking, gardening and grilling: Morning and afternoon are best times each day for each day. Be inside by evening time due to storms on Friday and Saturday and heat on Sunday.

Outdoor sports (like running, cycling, climbing, hiking, volleyball, etc.): Best times are Friday or Saturday morning because they will be the coolest. Hydrate well if you will be out in the afternoon on any of the days. Be inside if you can by the evening due to storms on Friday and Saturday and heat on Sunday.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

We have a beautiful new piece up today from Currently's editorial fellow, Aarohi Sheth, on surviving Hurricane Harvey and returning to Houston five years later.

"I was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey hit my hometown of Houston, Texas. It was August of 2017, the summer before my senior year of high school. It was a time teeming with change and instability.

In fact, the week that Harvey happened, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I missed the rain and its comfort.

I missed hearing the splatters of the droplets on tree leaves, and the way it cut through Houston’s heat. But I especially missed the way that right after a good rain — if I breathed in deeply enough — the city’s air had an earthiness that filled my lungs. The smell was a mix of mulch and dew and salt.

I think I was dreaming about rain when the storm entered my house, and the water began to rise.

And rise and rise."

Click here to read the full piece!