Currently in Chicago — July 29th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mostly sunny skies

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Fantastic Friday

2. Sensational Saturday

3. Superb Sunday

A wonderful weekend ahead but first, more on our fantastic Friday. Mostly sunny skies expected as we end the week with highs in the upper 70s. Plenty of sunshine this weekend too. A warmer weekend with highs in the middle to upper 80s but cooler lakeside with highs there in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Next chance of rain on Monday with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Warmer next week with highs in the middle 90s by Wednesday.

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What you need to know, currently.

Eastern Kentucky has been hit by catastrophic flooding Wednesday night and more rain is on the way. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that eight people had died overnight, with many more still unaccounted for and waiting to be rescued.

Flash floods aren’t necessarily becoming more common due to climate change, but they are becoming more dramatic. A 2021 paper in Nature found that—while the number of flash floods remained fairly constant—extreme floods tended to be increasing, while moderate flash floods were on the decline.

Flash floods are also growing shorter and more dramatic, which causes roughly the same amount of property damage but makes them much more dangerous for people, who have little warning before their towns are inundated.

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