Currently in Chicago— April 7th 2022

The weather, currently.

Swinging into spring in Chicago.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

  1. Backing Up A Season
  2. Dry But Cool Weekend
  3. Warmer Temps Settle In Next Week

It might be the beginning of the Chicago Cubs baseball season, but it feels more like football weather. Mostly cloudy skies on Thursday with scattered showers on and off and highs falling into the middle 40s. It gets worse for Friday. Occasional rain and snow showers with highs around 40 degrees. Drying out for the weekend and warming from the lower 40s Saturday to the lower 50s Sunday. Highs in the 60s should settle in for most of next week, but it will be stormy at times, with some rumbles of thunder on Monday and Tuesday.

Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

Today, we’re embarking on a new phase of the effort to rapidly scale up climate action. We’re launching the next chapter of Currently, a weather service — and news hub — for the climate emergency.

Starting today, Currently will publish stories from our team of journalists and contributors around the world about extreme weather and its climate context. Our stories highlight local work and experiences during the climate emergency, profile individuals doing essential work to fight climate change, and show us all the ways extreme weather ties into our everyday lives.

At Currently, we exist not only to shine light on those communities and their struggles, but also to build a line of defense for future storms. We exist not only to amplify the voices of people on the front lines of climate change, but to act as an early warning system for climate disaster and an advocate for fundamental systemic change in all aspects of society.

Our vision is of a world where “a liberated, habitable and joyful future for people and the environment alike” is achievable for every single person on the planet, regardless of who they are, where they live, or what language they speak.

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