Currently in Denver - September 21st, 2022

The weather, currently.

Upper 50s and chances of pm showers for Wednesday, September 21st

Like I said earlier this week, here comes another short burst of fall-like. A cold front will arrive in the Front Range on Wednesday. It will drop our temperatures about 30°F to the upper 50s and we will also see rain.

Here's a little bit of weather nerd trivia. You hear us weather folk all the time talk about cold fronts. Why do they matter? What does this have to do with the weather I experience on a day to day basis? So, typically with cold fronts, here is what happens: 1) You see cooler temperatures. That's because a cold front is the very start of a colder airmass that moves into our area. So, when there is a cold front, all this cooler air rushes in to our area and drops our temperatures. 2) Chance for precipitation usually increases. As the colder air moves in, it throws the current warmer/moist air up into the atmosphere. The moist air condenses and it produces precipitation. 3) Wind speed and wind direction change. So when we feel it get a little more windy tomorrow, that's the cold front moving in 4) Pressure changes. Some folks may experience pain due to the change in pressure. If you have pain somewhere tomorrow, that's why.

Now that you know a little more about the weather, here's your Wednesday forecast:

1) Morning: Temperatures are about the same as Tuesday for Wednesday morning with temperatures in the 60s. You will see more clouds though.

2) Afternoon: Cooler. Highs only get up to the upper 50s and we see chances of rain start in the afternoon.

3) Evening: Still in the 50s. Still have chances of rain.

Activity forecast:

Walking, gardening, grilling: It will be a mild and cloudy day outside. Since there is such a temperature shift, some may need a jacket. Some may not. I would get your time outside done before the afternoon to avoid the rain.

Running, cycling, active outdoor sports: The weather is perfect for getting your heart rate up outside. If you are doing an outdoor workout of any kind try to get it done in the morning before the rain hits in the afternoon and evening. If you can, consider moving afternoon and evening activities indoors.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Fiona grew even more powerful Tuesday as it left Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where it just made landfall Monday morning. The hurricane pounded both islands with up to 30 inches of rain, leading to flooding and mudslides, among other destruction.

Flooding has damaged the water system – leaving about 837,000 residents, more than two thirds of the entire island of Puerto Rico, without service.

More than 80% of Puerto Rico remains without power, more than 24 hours after the storm shut down the island’s electrical system. However, Luma Energy, the private consortium overseeing the country’s electric distribution, said it has restored power to almost 300,000 customers, as of Tuesday.

The National Guard has placed 600 soldiers throughout Puerto Rico via rescue operations – so far, emergency responders have rescued about 1,000 people.

In the Dominican Republic, more than 1 million people were left without running water, while 700,000 homes and businesses struggled without power.

Here is a thread of trusted local organizations, if you are looking for places to donate to.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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