Currently in Chicago — July 1st, 2022

A mainly dry weekend and 4th forecast.

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

  1. Wet End To The Week
  2. Mostly Dry Weekend
  3. Fantastic For The 4th

Plenty of clouds on Friday, with a few showers and scattered thunderstorms. Seasonably warm to end the week with highs in the lower 80s but middle 70s lakeside. A bit warmer this weekend but mostly dry with only a few showers possible Saturday night. A mix of sun and clouds both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the middle to upper 80s but cooler 70s lakeside. Just a few spotty showers on the 4th, but otherwise a beautiful summer day with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s, cooler 70s lakeside.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

We have a piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the Supreme Court’s horrifying 6-3 decision:

“​​In a stunningly wide-ranging ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn a cornerstone of the Clean Air Act, putting environmental regulation at risk and accelerating the climate emergency. The vote was 6-3,” Holthaus writes.

“‘Today, the court strips the EPA of the power Congress gave it to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time,’ [dissenting Justice] Kagan wrote. ‘I cannot think of many things more frightening.’”

Click here to read the full piece!