Currently in Chicago — July 21st, 2022

The weather, currently.

90s Keep Coming

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. 90s Keep Coming

2. Weekend Rain But No Washout

3. Cooling Off By Sunday

O’Hare’s high hit 90°F on Tuesday and more 90s are on the way. Plenty of sunshine through Saturday to help keep the heat coming. Highs should hit the lower 90s Thursday through Saturday and with high humidity, the heat index values could climb into the middle to upper 90s. A hit or miss afternoon thunderstorm is possible Thursday afternoon. The best chance for rain comes this weekend with some scattered showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday but there will be several dry hours too.

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What you need to know, currently.

Today we republished a story from Grist on how humor may be able to help communicate the seriousness of climate change.

"I recently attended a comedy show at a small club in Brooklyn," writes Claire Elise Thompson. "The final performer asked the crowd to toss out a topic for his closing joke. I enthusiastically shouted, 'Climate change!' — which he promptly shot down: 'No one wants to hear jokes about climate change, it isn’t funny.'"

"He had a point. The climate crisis, its deadly impacts, and the chronic injustices that underpin it aren’t inherently chortle-worthy. But for some, that’s exactly why comedy can be a powerful tool in how we deal with it."

Read the full story here!