Currently in Chicago — July 11th, 2022

The weather, currently.

The week will start off steamy and perhaps a bit stormy.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Steamy Start To The Week

2. A Few Strong Storms?

3. Settling Back To About Average

The week will start off steamy and perhaps a bit stormy. Highs Monday will climb to near 90°F with more humidity. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. A few could be strong to even severe with damaging winds. Temps settle back to about average Tuesday through Thursday with highs in the lower to middle 80s under plenty of sunshine. Cranking up the heat and humidity for the weekend as highs soar to near 90°F again Friday and into at least the lower 90s Saturday and Sunday.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

In the latest Currently Explainer, Currently’s managing editor, Zaria Howell, spoke with some of our meterologists regarding how to survive extreme heat and wildfires. As the summer stretches on, it’s important to be aware of the many ways you and your community can prepare for severe weather events.

First, it’s important to assess your home’s susceptibility to wildfires using the government’s Fire and Smoke Map. It also helps to have a plan in place. Check your home’s smoke detectors to ensure that they’re working properly and make sure that you know where all your home’s exits are. If you find yourself in a fire, stay low to the ground. And, in the aftermath of any fire or extreme heat, continue to seek out ways that you can increase your community’s resilience.

Read the full Explainer on our website: Currently Explains: Heat And Wildfire Safety.