Currently in Denver - July 20th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Low 90s and pm thunderstorm chances for Wednesday, July 20th.

You know it is hot lately when you look at forecast model data for Wednesday, see low 90s and say to yourself, "Oh good! Cooler weather!" We will see a cold front sweep through the Front Range on Wednesday which will knock our temperatures down (like I just said) and it will also bring afternoon chances of thunderstorms.

Here's a rundown on your Wednesday:

1) Morning heats up quickly! 80s by 9 a.m. Hottest part of the day will be in the morning and early afternoon

2) Increased cloud cover through the day. Chances of thunderstorms begin around 3 p.m. We will also see temperatures cool off slightly as the storms come to the Denver Metro.

3) It gets warmer on Thursday.  

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

The June 2022 Global Climate Report came out a few days ago.

The report said that the global surface temperature for June 2022, which was 0.87°C (1.57°F) above the 20th century average, was the sixth-highest for June, in the 143-year-long recorded history. This month was also 0.08°C (0.14°F) cooler than the warmest June on record, which was in 2019.

June had some very warm temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere with several places across Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa experiencing daily maximum temperatures over 35°C (95°F), with some places reaching 50°C (122°F) during the first week of the month. North America and Africa had their seventh and tenth-warmest June on record, respectively.

The extreme heat that suffocated much of Asia, and now Europe, led to both continents having their second-warmest recorded June as well.

—Aarohi Sheth