Currently in Chicago — August 30th, 2022

The weather, currently.

A warm weekend

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Time For Car Wash Tuesday

2. Cool First Day Of September

3. A Warm Weekend

After a stormy start to the week on Monday things settle down for the next several days. Sunny to mostly sunny skies expected through the weekend. Highs will hit near 80°F on Tuesday and then the lower 80s Wednesday for a seasonable warm end to summer. Meteorological fall starts Thursday with highs slipping back into the upper 70s. We’ll warm back into the middle 80s for the first weekend of September.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Greenland’s melting ice sheet will raise sea levels by almost one foot by 2100, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change.

The findings show that the melting is caused by human-induced climate change. 3.3 percent of the ice sheet, which is about 110 trillion metric tons of ice, will melt no matter how quickly the world ends carbon emissions. This melting event will prompt about 10 inches of sea level rise by the end of the century.

A changing climate, due to the burning of fossil fuels, has led to glacial retreat around the world.

The study’s prediction of a minimum of 10 inches of sea level rise is more than twice as much as researchers previously predicted of the world’s second largest ice sheet.

—Aarohi Sheth