Currently in Denver - August 17th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mid 80s and 20% chance of pm thunderstorms for Wednesday, August 17th. 

Well, that was one heck of a Tuesday wasn't it? Thanks to a slow moving (and I mean SLOW) thunderstorm yesterday, some parts of Denver were hammered with rain. Broomfield saw more than 3 inches of rain in the morning and other parts like Aurora saw more than an inch. The good news is all this rain helps our drought situation dearly. As of last week, we got rid of a significant portion of the drought in the high country and eastern plains. The next drought monitor comes out on Thursday, so we will see how this rain affected us then.

As for Wednesday, we still have a small chance of storms yet again in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will also warm up back into the mid 80s.

Here's a quick roundup of your Wednesday weather:

1) Not as wet for Wednesday. 20% chance of storms in the afternoon and evening.

2) Mid 80s come back for the afternoon.

3) So far Thursday, is looking dry!

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act into law
President Biden signed the IRA into law today, the administration’s most aggressive attempt to combat climate change thus far. This is historic, as it is the most significant climate bill in U.S. history.

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law today — the administration’s most aggressive attempt to combat climate change thus far. This is historic, as it is the most significant climate bill in U.S. history.

“For a while people doubted whether any of that was going to happen, but we are in a season of substance,” Biden told the assembled audience. Sure!

The bill is significantly smaller than what the Biden Administration initially envisioned, but it’s still forecast to reduce emissions 40 percent by the end of the decade — a meaningful victory for climate activists in an otherwise grim legislative environment.

Read more from Rebecca McCarthy, Currently’s editorial fellow, here.