Currently in Denver — June 30th, 2022

The weather, currently.

80s and thunderstorm chances for Thursday, June 30th

We got the hot weather out of the way. Now we start our transition into cooler and more unsettled weather. Moisture from the monsoon that is approaching our state and a cold front will bring us chances of rain Thursday through this weekend and cooler temperatures each day. So, how does this affect the weather for your Thursday?:

1) We get to the 80s by noon. But then you will notice it getting slightly cooler as the day goes on. By 3 p.m. temperatures should be in the 70s.

2) Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

3) Friday gets even cooler.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Seville, one of the hottest cities in Spain, officially has the world’s first heat wave naming and rating system.

This comes after the country experienced its hottest first two weeks of June ever in its recorded history. Seville’s Mayor Juan Espadas addressed the need to create a culture of awareness around heat waves in a statement.

“Extreme heat waves are becoming more frequent and devastating as a direct effect from climate change. Local governments should address the threat heat poses to our populations, particularly the most vulnerable, by raising awareness of heat-health related hazards through evidence based data and science,” said Mayor Espadas.

With the new system, which launched last week on the summer solstice, Seville, will categorize each heatwave on a scale from 1 to 3 based on several factors, including daytime and nighttime temperatures, the heat index and humidity. Expected health impacts on residents will also be considered in the system, particularly those that are the most vulnerable, like the elderly and those that are unhoused or living with underlying health conditions.

Each category of heat wave calls for different public services––like extreme weather alerts and emergency response efforts that  send community health teams to check on people or opening air-conditioned cooling centers to provide people a moment of relief.

Heat waves that fall under Category 3 will be assigned names in reverse alphabetical order, starting with Zoe, Yago and Xenia.

Other cities, like Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Missouri and Athens have started similar programs.

— Aarohi Sheth