Currently in Chicago — November 8th, 2022

The weather, currently.

70s in sight

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. 70s In Sight

2. Dry Through Thursday

3. Chilly Weekend

Partly to mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday with highs warming from the middle 50s Tuesday into the upper 60s Wednesday. Highs hit the middle 70s Thursday with a mix of sunshine and clouds. A few showers will occur early Friday, and then some clearing as highs fall back into the upper 50s with temperatures tumbling late in the day into the 40s. The weekend looks chilly, but dry with highs in the upper 30s Saturday, and just middle 30s Sunday.

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What you need to know, currently.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Florida’s east coast — from the Brevard-Volusia county line, south to Hallandale Beach — as subtropical storm Nicole developed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for northeastern Florida, southeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, before it comes to Florida’s west coast, hitting the Bahamas on its way. The storm’s magnitude is still uncertain.

“The main difference between a tropical and subtropical storm is not in the winds that they generate, but that a tropical storm tends to generate more rain,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.

There will be heavy rainfall through Thursday across the Florida peninsula, as well as flash and urban flooding. Dangerous storm surge is also possible across the northwestern Bahamas, the east coast of Florida and areas of coastal Georgia, according to Montero.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted at least four more hurricanes will form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form would be Owen.

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What you can do, currently.