Currently in Chicago — August 25th, 2022

Chance of rain

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. More Chances For Rain

2. Still No Extreme Heat

3. Keeping Cooler Lakeside

After a dry start to the week we have more chances for in the forecast. A few morning showers on Thursday and then showers redevelop later in the afternoon with a possible rumble of thunder. Drying out for Friday and Saturday with more chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday into Monday. No washouts because there will be dry hours each day there is a chance of rain. Lower 80s for highs Thursday then cooling into the upper 70s Friday before going back to the lower 80s Saturday. Warmer for the end of the weekend and start to next week with middle 80s Sunday and Monday. Cooler lakeside Thursday and Friday.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

A new study published in elife looks at which mammals are most likely to hold up in the face of climate change. Ecological disruption has already caused vast upheaval in the natural world and a report from the World Wildlife Foundation found that sixty percent of wildlife had been lost between 1970 and 2014. Much of this is due to habitat loss, but climate change will only exacerbate the problem.

The study in elife found that animals with extended life spans and low birth rates are more able to adapt to extreme weather. Elephants, tigers, chimps, llamas, and American bison are all predicted to fare better than species such as the Arctic fox, the common shrew, the stout, and the Tundra vole.