Currently in Chicago — August 5th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Heat & Humidity Build Back

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Heat & Humidity Build Back

2. Best Chance Of Rain Monday

3. Cooling Off Next Week

After some brief relief from the heat on Thursday we will see hot and humid conditions return for the weekend. We first get to enjoy a fantastic Friday. Plenty of sunshine for the end of the week with highs in the middle 80s but cooler lakeside with upper 70s there. Mostly sunny Saturday and hot with highs hitting the lower 90s.  Lower 90s continue on Sunday but a mix of sun and clouds with a few scattered showers. Better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms on Monday as highs slide back into the upper 70s. Just as “cool” Tuesday but with more sunshine.

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We have a story up today by Aarohi Sheth on the aftermath of Kentucky's devastating flash floods:

"Intense flash floods across Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon. Now, residents are left contending with intense heat, as they begin the process of recovery," Sheth writes.

"As of Thursday, over 3000 people were still without power across the state, significantly down from over 22 thousand last week. For those who are displaced or still without power, highs in the upper 80 degrees F and low 90 degrees F, is creating miserable conditions. And, this suffocating heat will only further hamper rescue efforts; warm air holds more water, increasing the limit for extreme precipitation and exacerbating further flash flooding."

Click here to read the full story!

What you need to know, currently.

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