Currently in Chicago — June 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Relief coming for the weekend in Chicago

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. A Wilting Wednesday

2. Relief By The Weekend

3. Steamy Start To Next Week

Plenty of sunshine through the weekend. Plenty of heat for Wednesday with highs in the middle to upper 90s and heat index values around 100°F to 105°F. A scattered thunderstorm is possible Wednesday night but otherwise, a dry forecast through early next week. We cool a bit Thursday with a high near 90°F, cool further on Friday with highs in the lower 80s and then slide into the 70s for highs Saturday. Heat builds back quickly with lower 80s Sunday and then lower 90s Monday. We could once again approach 100°F by Tuesday.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on apartheid’s lingering effects on the climate crisis in present-day South Africa.

“In present-day South Africa, the richest 20 percent control 70 percent of the country’s resources. Despite making up a meager 7.7 percent of the population, white people own a huge chunk of the most productive farmland. And this racial segregation, as established by apartheid, is still alive and well in South Africa, playing a big role in determining who can access economic opportunities. This also makes poor Black and colored communities more vulnerable to climate disasters.”

Read the full story here!