Currently in Chicago— April 25th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Temperatures falling back below average this week

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

  1. Cooler Pattern This Week
  2. Frost Possible Tuesday Night
  3. Warmer By The Weekend

A cooler pattern kicks in this week, after a weekend that seemed like summer. The week will start off breezy and cooler on Monday, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the middle 50's.

Plenty of sun on Tuesday, but continued cool with lower 50's for highs. Mainly clear skies and light winds Tuesday night could mean frost for outlying areas by early Wednesday morning. A few showers Thursday night, but most of the work week will be dry. Warmer this weekend with highs back to near 60°F. Some scattered showers possible on Saturday. — Tim McGill

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Nature as Healing
Forming a personal relationship with the Earth, one that forced me to view its own healing as intertwined with my own, forced me to confront my own healing.

In a personal essay, Currently’s managing editor Zaria Howell writes about how the Earth and our own healing are intrinsically connected. Zaria is an environmental journalist— but focused on wellness and mental health— she is also pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University.

In the summer of 2021 Zaria spent two months living and working on a farm, the experience changed how she views taking care of her own body and mind.

She writes, “And so, perhaps now more than ever, is time for us, as a collective, to decide what environmental consciousness means and looks like to us, for it’s clear we’ve become disconnected from the life force energy that binds us to our environment.”Read more of Zaria’s essay Nature as Healing online.