The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
1. Steamy Through Saturday
2. Wet At Times This Weekend
3. Cooler Next Week
A couple more 90°F days before cooling off. Some sunshine and a southwest wind will push highs to near or just above 90 degrees on Friday. Highs should hit the lower 90s on Saturday under partly cloudy skies. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms starting Friday night and continuing through Sunday. Periods of rain but several dry hours this weekend too. Cooling back to about average with highs in the lower to middle 80s from Sunday through the middle of next week. Cooler lakeside Friday through at least Wednesday.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a new story up today from Managing Editor, Zaira Howell, on the limitations of FEMA and what shape potential alternatives might take.
“I think one thing that pretty much everybody agrees [on] — and there is overwhelming research for, as well as just the lived experience of communities who have been affected by disasters — is that FEMA has policies and programs that are inequitable,” Anna Weber, a policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Howell. “Not just in terms of an inequitable distribution of funding and resources, but also the actual policies and programs, that are supposed to be assisting disaster survivors and preventing the impacts of the next disaster, [but] have actually exacerbated inequities within communities.”