Currently in Chicago — August 11th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Plenty of August sunshine

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Plenty Of August Sunshine

2. No Heat Waves To Worry About

3. Good Timing On Weekend Rain

August can bring the heat but the forecast through the weekend only calls for one day with highs in the 80s. Highs will hit the middle to upper 70s Thursday and Friday before warming into the lower 80s Saturday. We slide back into the upper 70s for highs Sunday through Tuesday. Plenty of sunshine the next few days but a few more clouds than sun on Saturday. The only decent chance for rain is possible spotty showers Saturday night.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Switzerland's glaciers continue to melt due to the impacts of climate change, as shown by new drone footage. Some have retreated so much that they have revealed things like unidentified human remains and nearly 500-year old  plane wreckage.

Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating amid rising temperatures, but those in the Alps are the most vulnerable as they’re smaller and have less ice cover. This year, they’re on track for their highest loss of mass in a 60-year-long record.

Last winter brought little snowfall and this summer has brought sweltering, record-breaking temperatures as well as too early-summer heatwaves, including one in July with temperatures near 30°C (86°F) in Zermatt, a Swiss mountain village. As a result, the Alps’ glaciers have shrunk.

— Aarohi Sheth