The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
1. Heat Builds Thru Thursday
2. Starting July With Some Showers
3. Fantastic 4th Of July Forecast
Seasonably warm Wednesday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the lower 80s but cooler lakeside. We soar into the lower 90s Thursday with some sunshine and southwesterly winds. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms will cool us down a few degrees Friday with upper 80s for highs. Fantastic forecast for the first weekend of July and July 4th on Monday. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the middle 80s but just upper 70s lakeside.
What you need to know, currently.
One of Currently’s contributors, Grennan Milliken, recently wrote a story about the malaria vaccine as a form of climate resilience and advocacy.
“As climate change persists, new weather systems could allow malaria to spread and thrive more easily, making the malaria vaccine a form of climate resiliency,” Milliken writes.
“In fact, weather systems are one of the most important factors to consider when tracking the spread of malaria, Milliken continues. “Some researchers have taken this fact and tried to posit what will happen to the spread of malaria as climate change persists. Many have even wondered if the disease could re-enter places it has been eradicated from — imagining Anopheles mosquitoes taking over cities like Houston or Atlanta. But this ignores a lot of other environmental and societal factors that also have roles to play in the spread of these malaria vectors.”