Currently in Chicago — September 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Coolest Weather Since Early May Coming

2. Little Chance Of Rain All Week

3. Flirting With Frost

Our last week of September will have plenty of sunshine. We start the week off with highs in the middle 60s Monday but then highs fall into the upper 50s Tuesday and Wednesday. Cold enough Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and Wednesday night into Thursday morning for patchy frost outside of the city. We warm back up for the end of the week with highs hitting the middle 60s Friday and then upper 60s over the weekend.

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What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical storm with 90 mph winds. Although the storm weakened as it approached land, it still caused an unprecedented amount of damage and at least one death. The worst damage was in Prince Edward Island, where storm surge reached up to six feet.

After months of quiet, the Atlantic Basin is looking particularly active this week. Tropical Storm Ian formed Friday and is expected to strengthen as it approaches the United States. Ian may hit Cuba as a Category 4 and the western coast of Florida will be particularly at risk.

“The one thing I have to stress is that as Ian moves into the Gulf of Mexico the wind field is going to expand considerably,” said Jamie Rhome, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, in a briefing on Sunday. “Ian is going to be a large and powerful hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and spread its impacts over a large portion of the Florida peninsula, so don’t get too fixated on the [exact track].”

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What you can do, currently.

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