Denver weather forecast for today, June 22: 89 and severe storms

Good morning. The high for today is a relieving 89 degrees, but there is a 30 percent chance of severe thunderstorms after 2 p.m., potentially including large hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are expected to form over the foothills and track east.

The high tomorrow is 74 with another chance of showers. The weekend will be similarly cool, and it’s looking mostly sunny.



What’s the plan for Denver’s Montbello and Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods?

Some 60,000 people live in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch and Montbello neighborhoods, but if they want to buy anything, most drive to Stapleton or Aurora.

Construction in Green Valley Ranch. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) construction; development; green valley ranch; residential real estate; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Construction in Green Valley Ranch. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Some 60,000 people live in the Gateway-Green Valley Ranch and Montbello neighborhoods in northeast Denver, but if they want to buy anything, most of them drive to Stapleton or Aurora. Hard hit by the foreclosure crisis, Montbello was recently deemed one of the “hottest” suburban housing markets in the country, and prices are rising in what have traditionally been relatively affordable areas. And these neighborhoods also have some of the last real opportunities for “greenfield” development in Denver.

For these reasons and more, Denver chose these neighborhoods for the first area plan to be undertaken as part of the neighborhood planning initiative. This effort seeks to create small area plans that bring city policy in line with what residents want for their own communities; the goal is to create such plans for the entire city in 15 years. The Far Northeast Area Plan process kicks off with a community meeting Thursday night.


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The summer solar eclipse will look something like this in Denver (and also here’s where you can get a better view)

On August 21, North America will see its first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years.

On August 21, North America will see its first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years. You’ll be able to see the partial effect from Denver, but the path of the true, total eclipse is surprisingly narrow — just 60 miles wide.

Luckily, that path runs just a little bit to our north. And with the help of Google and UC-Berkeley, we can give you a cute little preview of what you’ll see in Denver and in better spots.