Currently in Denver - August 5, 2022

The weather, currently.

Hot with temperatures in the upper 90s for Friday, August 5th

This weekend is looking cool and stormy. We just have one more day of hotter weather to deal with. We will still be under the influence of a ridge of high pressure on Friday. That means temperatures will rise into the high 90s and I would advise you stay hydrated all day. BUT, a cold front will sweep in through Saturday and will bring cooler weather and eventually a chance for storms late Saturday and into Sunday.

So here's what your Friday and weekend looks like:

  1. Friday: HOT. Temperatures in the high 90s. It will be a perfect day to hit up a local pool if you can.
  2. Saturday: Cooler. Highs in the 80s. Chances of pm storms.
  3. Sunday: Highs in the mid 80s. Chances of pm storms.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Aarohi Sheth on the aftermath of Kentucky's devastating flash floods:

"Intense flash floods across Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon. Now, residents are left contending with intense heat, as they begin the process of recovery," Sheth writes.

"As of Thursday, over 3000 people were still without power across the state, significantly down from over 22 thousand last week. For those who are displaced or still without power, highs in the upper 80 degrees F and low 90 degrees F, is creating miserable conditions. And, this suffocating heat will only further hamper rescue efforts; warm air holds more water, increasing the limit for extreme precipitation and exacerbating further flash flooding."

Click here to read the full story!

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