Currently in Chicago — September 21st, 2022

The weather, currently.

Warm Wednesday

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Warm Wednesday

2. A Mostly Dry Forecast

3. Feeling Like Fall For End Of The Week

Not done with the 80s this week as mostly sunny skies warm us into the lower 80s for highs on Wednesday. Just a slight chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. A dramatic drop in temps for Thursday as highs slide into the middle 60s under mostly sunny skies. More clouds and a cooler Friday, with just lower 60s for highs. It'll be warmer this weekend as highs bounce back to the lower to middle 70s with a chance for a few showers on Sunday.

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What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Fiona grew even more powerful Tuesday as it left Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where it just made landfall Monday morning. The hurricane pounded both islands with up to 30 inches of rain, leading to flooding and mudslides, among other destruction.

Flooding has damaged the water system – leaving about 837,000 residents, more than two thirds of the entire island of Puerto Rico, without service.

More than 80% of Puerto Rico remains without power, more than 24 hours after the storm shut down the island’s electrical system. However, Luma Energy, the private consortium overseeing the country’s electric distribution, said it has restored power to almost 300,000 customers, as of Tuesday.

The National Guard has placed 600 soldiers throughout Puerto Rico via rescue operations – so far, emergency responders have rescued about 1,000 people.

In the Dominican Republic, more than 1 million people were left without running water, while 700,000 homes and businesses struggled without power.

Here is a thread of trusted local organizations, if you are looking for places to donate to.

—Aarohi Sheth

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