Currently in Chicago— March 30th 2022

The weather, currently.

Warm Wednesday then feeling like winter on Thursday.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Strong Storms Possible South

2. Wintry Weather Again Thursday

3. Weekend Still Looks Mostly Dry

A storm system rolling through on Wednesday will bring wet and windy weather to Chicago. Showers are likely and a few embedded thunderstorms may produce some gusty, even damaging winds. Best chance for that is south of I-80. We warm into the 60s Wednesday but fall back into the lower 40s for highs on Thursday. It will be cold enough aloft for some light snow to mix with light rain. Gusty winds will make it feel colder than the 40s. A little light rain is possible Saturday afternoon but most of the rest of the weekend should be dry with highs near 50°F but cooler lakeside. — Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

Demonstrators marched on 500 cities around the world on March 25 in the Global Climate Strike, organized by Fridays For the Future— a movement founded by Greta Thunberg.

In 2018, the IPCC released a historic report, warning that the world had roughly twelve years left to prevent the worst effects of global warming. We’re down to eight years now.

World leaders have largely spent the last four years wasting time and carbon emissions are back on the rise after a sharp drop early in the pandemic. What has emerged since that fateful IPCC report is an unprecedented youth movement, demanding change.

This year’s theme was People Over Profit. "In 10 years these kids will be able to run for office," Sofia Palau, a Bay Area organizer told ABC 7. "If we can't make change here on the streets we will make change in congress in the future.” —Rebecca McCarthy