Currently in Denver - October 4th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mid 60s and 20% chance of p.m. thunderstorms.

Keep that rain gear handy for one more day. But this time, it will be more precautionary than anything. We see that front that was stuck over the weekend moving through Colorado and heading to the southeast. It will drop our temperatures slightly to the mid 60s for the afternoon. There is also a small chance of rain (about 20%) in the evening, but really you won't see it unless you live close to the foothills or Palmer Divide.

By Wednesday, we see sunshine again as a high pressure system moves into the region. It will keep us dry through the end of the week.

Here's a little more detail about our forecast on Tuesday:

1) Morning: Temperatures are chilly for some with upper 40s and low 50s by 6 a.m. We see mid 50s by 9 a.m.

2) Afternoon: A smidge cooler with highs in the mid 60s.

3) Evening: Small chance of storms between 6 and 9 p.m.

Activity forecast:

Walking, gardening, maybe grilling: It will be a relatively calm and cool day to spend time outdoors. If heading out in the morning, definitely think about taking a jacket between 6 and 9 a.m. I don't think you will need it for long, but it will be chilly. If you are heading out in the afternoon, it won't be any different really that Monday except there will be more clouds. Evening walkers may want to make other plans due to thunderstorms.

Running, cycling, outdoor sports: I tell you, the weather in the morning is great to get that heart rate up. If you exercise in the morning, you will want the warmer gear to start but think about wearing layers because as you warm up, you won't need it anymore. If you are headed out in the afternoon, you don't need layers. Try to get activity done before 6 p.m. due to rain.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Scientists have found that nearly a third of the metropolitan areas on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of at least half of their hospitals enduring some flooding during a hurricane, according to a recent study published in GeoHealth.

There is 0.82 meters of sea level rise expected during this century due to climate change. This increases the odds of hospital flooding, for example, by 22%.

The areas with the greatest risk are located in hurricane-prone states – like Florida and Texas. Cities like New York and Boston, however, are still vulnerable, especially as they lack some of the infrastructure of their more prepared, southern neighbors.

As climate change continues, hurricanes will intensify and the risk of flooding will increase, limiting access to the basic needs that many have become accustomed to, like hospitals or medical supplies.

“Hurricanes are enormously disruptive to health care access,” Aaron Bernstein, an author of the study, told Inside Climate News. “And I think this paper underscores how we need to reconcile this reality with the realities of what health care delivery looks like in our country, which is highly fragmented based on networks of care and insurers.”

While changing the injustices embedded in the US’s current healthcare system is a long-term goal, it’s important to have a warning and evacuation system for both yourself and your community so that when a climate disaster strikes, no one is left behind.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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