Currently in Denver — May 24th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Rain and 50s for Tuesday, May 24th

We are heading into the wettest day of this week. That low-pressure system that brought us wet weather on Monday won’t be gone until Tuesday night so prepare to have lots of rain for tomorrow. This low-pressure system will also keep us cooler than average too with temperatures in the 50s through most of the day.

So, here’s what you need to know about Tuesday:

1) Keep your umbrella and rain jacket handy. We see rain on and off through the day.

2) Temperatures in the 40s in the morning and 50s in the evening.

3) Wednesday is warmer.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

The global power grid is in for the test of all tests this summer. In fact, because of climate change’s various effects, including heat waves, droughts and wildfires, many areas in the U.S. are at risk of blackouts this summer.

Hot, sweltering summers mean more people need power to cool their homes. But as rising temperatures increase the demand for electricity, droughts reduce the amount of power available.

According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation annual summer assessment released last week, the Upper Midwest is facing a capacity shortfall — which is when the demand for energy is greater than the supply that’s available — resulting in a higher risk of energy emergencies, like blackouts.

The West Coast could also face a power shortage emergency. Drought conditions in the West also means that there is less water for hydroelectric power and in turn, power plants.

All in all, the climate crisis is threatening the power grid.

—Aarohi Sheth