Currently in Chicago— March 24th 2022

The weather, currently.

Dry but cool weekend ahead.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. No Washouts But Some Rain Thursday & Friday

2. Blustery End To The Week

3. Stuck In The 40s

This weekend 40s for highs with a few light showers on Thursday but some dry hours too. We end the week with gusty winds on Friday. Peeks of sun for Friday with some light rain possible later in the day. Highs bounce back into the lower 50s Friday but fall back into the middle 40s for Saturday. More clouds than sun Saturday with a bit more sunshine expected Sunday. Sunday will be a bit below average with highs in the lower 40s. Little change Monday with partly sunny skies and highs in the middle 40s. — Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

This spring is going to be warmer than normal according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is bad news for the ongoing megadrought in the western United States. According to NOAA, almost all of the Lower 48 will be warmer than normal this spring and most will be drier.

NOAA climate scientist, Deke Arndt, said, “The reason the West is warming is climate change, especially over the multiple decade timeframe.”

This is the worst drought that the West has seen in 1,200 years. It is also a major driving factor in the worsening wildfire season. — Abbie Veitch