Currently in Chicago— March 15th 2022

The weather, currently.

Swinging into spring in Chicago.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Some Spring & Winter This Week

2. Back To Back 60s Still Coming

3. Wettest Day Of The Week Friday

A bit cooler Tuesday compared to Monday with a wind off the lake.  Highs will get near 50°F away from the lakeshore but only lower 40s along the lakefront. A little light rain to start the day, then peaks of sunshine. Back to back 60s for highs Wednesday and Thursday. Some sun mixed with clouds Wednesday but more clouds and a chance of light rain Thursday. Falling temps on Friday with rain likely that could end overnight into early Saturday with some wet snow. It will melt quickly though over the weekend with upper 40s for highs Saturday and upper 50s on Sunday.— Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

The United States and Canada “sprung ahead”— gaining an extra hour of sunlight in the evening but losing an hour of sleep— when daylight saving time arrived this weekend.

There are mixed feelings about daylight saving across the board— there is excitement about the extra post-work daylight, there are early birds who dislike the darker mornings, and more general negative feelings about changing the clocks altogether.

Experts argue that moving the clocks back and forth each year is bad for public health and safety— disrupting sleep patterns, affecting mental health, and increasing car accidents.

Whatever your feelings for daylight saving are, it is certainly a sign that spring is really on its way. What are you doing with your extra hour of daylight? Let us know by replying or quote tweeting this tweet, using the hashtag #CurrentlySpring.