Currently in Chicago — August 10th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Little rain through the weekend

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Good Time For A Car Wash

2. No Extreme Heat

3. Little Rain Through Weekend

Grab you shades because you will need them for the next several days. A basically dry forecast through the weekend with the exception of a possible spotty shower Saturday night. Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week with a high in the middle 80s but cooler 70s lakeside. Highs slide into the middle to upper 70s for Thursday and Friday before warming back into the lower 80s Saturday and Sunday. No signs of the return of any extreme heat for the next several days.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Over half of the infectious diseases known to impact humans can be aggravated by climate change, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Researchers found that illnesses like hepatitis, cholera and malaria, to name a few, are spreading faster and becoming more severe due to climate-related events as well as extreme weather, like droughts, wildfires, extreme precipitation and floods.

Climate hazards have also taken a toll on peoples’ bodies, leading to increased  stress from exposure, and forcing some to live in unsafe conditions with damaged infrastructure. This results in a lessened immunity to certain diseases and pathogens, the research concluded.

And it’s important to note, climate change affects people disproportionately, making it harder to fight these diseases if you lack  proper access to medical and health care.

— Aarohi Sheth