Currently in Chicago — August 9th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Drying Out This Week

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Drying Out This Week

2. No Extreme Heat

3. Cooler Near The Lake

After a soggy Sunday and a wet start to the week, we dry out this week with the only chance of rain Wednesday night. Plenty of sunshine this week with temperatures seasonably warm or even a bit below average. Highs slide into the middle 70s Tuesday and then bounce back to the middle 80s Wednesday before cooling off again into the middle to upper 70s for the end of the week. Keeping it cooler lakeside Tuesday and Wednesday with winds off the lake, where highs will be in the middle 70s Tuesday and near 80°F on Wednesday.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Anna Abraham on the historic drought sweeping East Africa:

“For the fourth consecutive time, the rainy season has failed in East Africa and is likely to fail yet again in the short rains period from October to December this year,” writes Abraham.

“The locust infestation that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2020 added to the food crisis. Over 20 million people are reeling from the effects of the drought, with many areas on the brink of localized famine. Over 1.8 million children are facing life-threatening malnutrition. To make matters worse, food prices are soaring due to global inflation.”

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