Currently in Chicago — June 1st, 2022

The weather, currently.

Cooling back top about average

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. “Cooler” Pattern Kicks In

2. Mainly Dry Through Saturday

3. Some Showers Sunday

Settling back into the 70s for highs which is cooler but right around average. It will be cooler by the lakefront for the next several days.  A few scattered showers Wednesday night into early Thursday but otherwise mostly dry through Saturday.  Some scattered showers on Sunday but some dry hours too. Friday should be fabulous and Saturday should be sensational with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Check out the latest Currently Explainer! Currently’s managing editor, Zaria Howell, spoke with some of our meteorologists regarding how best to prepare for and survive a hurricane. As hurricane season is upon us, it’s more important than ever to make sure you and your community know the best ways to prepare for this extreme weather event.

Meteorologists say that first, you need to assess how vulnerable your community is to hurricanes. Find out if you and your community are in a storm surge area, for example, and how susceptible your home is to damage. If you know that your area floods, have an evacuation plan. It’s also important to have a “hurricane kit” packed with water, food, medication, personal documents and other essential items. And, make sure you have a long-term plan in place for once the storm passes as well.

Read the full Explainer on our website: Currently Explains: Hurricanes.

Also, we’re holding a Twitter Spaces tomorrow at 8p.m. ET to mark the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Please join us if you can!