Currently in Chicago — June 13, 2022

The weather, currently.

Steamy summer weather arrives for Chicago.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Steamy Summer Weather

2. Strong Storms Possible

3. Peak Of Heat On Tuesday

Heat and humidity build this week with the worst combination on Tuesday. Highs by then will be in the middle to upper 90s with high humidity making it feel closer to 101°F to 105°F. A few strong to severe storms possible Monday.

A round of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning and a strong round possible later in the afternoon. Highs will hit the middle 80s Monday but cooler near the lakefront.  Highs will hit the middle 90s on Wednesday and then “cool” to the upper 80s for the end of the week.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

How Hurricane Sandy changed meteorology over the past decade
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, former NWS Meteorologist, Gary Szatkowski shares with us the lessons learned.

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches — former NWS Meteorologist, and Currently’s own, Gary Szatkowski — shares the lessons learned by meteorologists in the years since Sandy as well as his predictions for the years to come.

Sandy posed a communication challenge for meteorologists, but in the years since the we’ve gotten better at communicating impact to those faced with making the hard decisions in the days leading up to major storms.

Szatkowski says that in the next decade, meteorologists are going to face similar messaging hurdles while trying to express the impacts of climate change when forecasting major storms.

Read the full story here.