Currently in Chicago — August 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

A Fantastic Friday

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. A Fantastic Friday

2. Weekend Warms Up

3. Next Chance Of Rain Sunday

Some clouds early Friday but then clearing with plenty of sunshine and highs in the middle 70s. Warmer this weekend with highs in the lower 80s Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Middle 80s and mostly cloudy Sunday with a spotty shower or isolated thunderstorm possible. Most of next week should be dry with a warm start as highs hit the middle 80s Monday and Tuesday then sliding into the 70s the rest of the week.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

We have a beautiful new piece up today from Currently's editorial fellow, Aarohi Sheth, on surviving Hurricane Harvey and returning to Houston five years later.

"I was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey hit my hometown of Houston, Texas. It was August of 2017, the summer before my senior year of high school. It was a time teeming with change and instability.

In fact, the week that Harvey happened, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I missed the rain and its comfort.

I missed hearing the splatters of the droplets on tree leaves, and the way it cut through Houston’s heat. But I especially missed the way that right after a good rain — if I breathed in deeply enough — the city’s air had an earthiness that filled my lungs. The smell was a mix of mulch and dew and salt.

I think I was dreaming about rain when the storm entered my house, and the water began to rise.

And rise and rise."

Click here to read the full piece!