Currently in Chicago— April 19th, 2022

The weather, currently.

A week of weather whiplash in Chicago

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. A week of weather whiplash

2. Wet again Wednesday

3. Get ready for a sensational Saturday

Most of us woke up to a coating of wet snow Monday morning. We should soar into the 60s by Thursday and flirt with 80 by the weekend. Chicago weather whiplash at its finest. Still chilly though on Tuesday with middle to upper 40s for highs and partly sunny skies. Showers develop Wednesday afternoon as we bounce back into the 50s. Sunshine and 60s on Thursday then some showers and 50s for Friday.  Saturday should be sensational with partial sunshine and highs well into the 70s.

Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

Check out the latest Currently Explainer! Currently’s managing editor Zaria Howell talks with a few of our meteorologists about how to stay safe during a tornado. It’s already been an intense tornado season, but there are still a few months left and now is a great time to get prepared.

But how, do you stay safe in a tornado?

First, meteorologists say it’s important to listen for and follow a tornado watch—a warning to pay attention to the weather in your area—and, later, a tornado warning—used to indicate that a tornado has been spotted and action should be taken to ensure safety soon.

Experts say, however, that you should begin preparing yourself, your home and your loved ones for safety as soon as a tornado watch takes effect.

Read more here.