The weather, currently.
It's day 2 with an area of tropical moisture for Thursday. The same plume of moisture from hurricane Kay will be on its final day of working its way through Colorado. So, for your Thursday, expect more thunderstorms and rain.
Here's how your Thursday works out:
1) Morning: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions. Temperatures will be in the 50s by 6 a.m. and 60s by 9 a.m.
2) Afternoon: Our storm chances begin in the afternoon. It will start over the foothills and then for the rest of the day, the entire Metro area has a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms (that means it won't be a widespread consistent rainfall but a thunderstorm may pop up here and there). Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid 70s.
3) Evening: Rain and thunderstorm chances continue through the early evening hours. Temperatures will be in the 60s.
Walking, gardening, grilling: Your best time for these activities is before noon, before the storms have a chance to come to your area. It will be cooler through most of the day. If you are gardening, I hope your garden sees some rain!
Running, cycling, active outdoor sports: I would definitely try to get your workout in before noon due to storm chances hitting the area. If you are planning any organized sports, bring folks indoors.
What you need to know, currently.
Managing Editor Zaria Howell has a handy breakdown on the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Ad up on our website today:
"On August 16, the Biden Administration passed the largest, and most comprehensive, largely climate-oriented bill into law.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), mandates that roughly $370 billion dollars be put towards subsidizing clean energy and reducing healthcare costs — two things that impact each and every American.
Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes can look forward to their monthly insulin supply being capped at $35. Households who can afford to invest in clean energy technology, like solar panels or an electric vehicle, can expect to benefit from things like tax credits and direct consumer rebates.
On paper, some might call such a legislative package monumental, in its effort to incentivize consumers to reduce their GHG emissions."
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