Currently in Chicago — July 19th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Abundant sunshine

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Warmer Week But No Extremes

2. Abundant Sunshine

3. Next Good Chance Of Rain Friday

Turning up the heat and humidity this week but nothing extreme expected. Highs will hit near 90°F or the lower 90s all week. The combination of heat and humidity will make it feel like the lower to middle 90s. A wind off the lake Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will keep us cooler lakeside. Highs lakeside on those days will climb into the middle 80s. A few showers possible Friday night, but the work week should be dry.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Heat-related deaths could triple by 2050 if there continues to be inadequate government action on overheating in UK homes, according to reporting by BBC.

Over 4.6 million homes in England experience overheating, according to a recent survey conducted in the summertime. Overheating was even more common in public housing areas, and households with people of low incomes or aged over the state pension age.

But, there were no regulations addressing overheating in new buildings until June this year.

“We’ve seen buildings designed that don’t cope well with the increased temperatures we now experience in summer,” James Prestwich of the Chartered Institute of Housing told BBC. “What we’ve seen is buildings that have been built with a lot of glass and not necessarily the best flow of air through corridors.”

As climate change continues to create more severe and frequent heat waves, the UK hit record temperatures as the first ever red heat warning comes into effect. Temperatures are expected to continue to climb up to 41°C (105.8°F) over the next two days.

—Aarohi Sheth