Currently in Denver— April 27th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Chance of afternoon rain and 70s for Wednesday, April 27th

For Wednesday, a low-pressure system will approach Colorado and bring the smallest chance of rain for towns close to the mountains (Boulder, Golden, Roxborough Park) in the afternoon. However, the farther you get away from the mountains and live in places like Denver or Aurora, the less likely you will see precipitation. We remain with temperatures in the 70s in the afternoon.

Here are the 3 things you need to know about Wednesday:

1) Partly cloudy. Small chance of rain for the foothills.

2) Highs in the 70s.

3) No chance of rain on Thursday.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Today's climate modeling can help predict ocean heat waves, months in advance, according to new research from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.

Scientists say that the only sure way to prevent future damaging ocean heat waves is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. However, this modeling can help communities and scientists take preventative measures to protect ocean wildlife and reduce the stress placed on ecosystems.

“Today’s seasonal climate models could help to identify moments when taking extra care to reduce other threats could avert a devastating blow from which a fishery, a reef, or a whale population might not recover,” wrote NOAA.

Marine and ocean heat waves can be extremely disruptive to ecosystems. Coral reefs have been one of the most prominent cases of ecosystems affected by heat waves in recent years. According to NOAA, between 2014 and 2017, about 75 percent of global reefs experienced heat stress that triggered bleaching.

— Abbie Veitch