Currently in Denver - November 18th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Frigid morning in single digits and cold afternoon in the 20s for Friday, November 18th.

It's still fall but it will feel like winter, especially for the next two days. We continue to see snow in the early morning hours on Friday before sunrise. Then the clouds will start to clear through the day and we sunshine. But don't be fooled, sunshine does not mean warm in this case. In fact Friday through Sunday morning will be just plain frigid.

Here's how your weekend plays out:

1) Friday: Chance of snow before 6 a.m. There is definitely a chance roads will be slick so watch out! Please also note IT WILL BE FRIGID tomorrow morning. Temperatures will be in the single digits around sunrise. By the afternoon, we one get into the low 20s.

2) Saturday: Frigid again in the morning in the single digits. Sunny with temperatures in the high 30s in the afternoon.

3) Sunday: Morning temperatures now in the teens. Warmer with an afternoon high in the upper 40s and sunshine.

Activity forecast: It's frigid this weekend. What can I say. Winter coats are good. Winter activities are great! And trying to get outside in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday are an even better idea.

Mountain forecast: Well, if you are in the mountains I don't need to tell you it will be cold this weekend. You already know what you are dealing with. But, I can tell you the forecast for Friday through Sunday.

1) Friday morning there is still a chance of snow and temperatures will be in the teens. In the afternoon you see low 20s.

2) Saturday: Single digis (yes I said digis not digits) in the morning and sunshine and mid 30s in the afternoon.

3) Sunday: More single digits in the morning and upper 30s in the afternoon with sunshine.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

The less-publicized runoff election for a seat on Louisiana’s Public Service Commission has massive climate implications; the state is one of the nation’s top oil and gas producers.

Davante Lewis, an activist from Baton Rouge, seeks to unseat fellow Democrat Lambert Boissiere III, who comes from a prominent political family in New Orleans. Both men want to shift away from fossil fuels, and toward renewables, in an effort to meet climate goals and protect Louisiana’s vulnerable electric grid. However, Lewis is pushing for the state to adopt a renewable portfolio standard that requires utilities to reach net-zero emissions by 2035.

The Public Service Commission is a five-member body that is responsible for regulating electric utilities. Recently, it has been embroiled with controversy, as customers’ electrical bills continue to skyrocket.

Lewis’ campaign states that only two of the five members favor clean energy over fossil fuels, but if he wins the election, he promises a pro-climate majority.

Lewis has also criticized Boissiere for accepting donations from industries that he’s made to regulate, including the utility Entergy and its executives, many of which have ties to companies regulated by the PSC.

The runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 10.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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