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Currently in Chicago — December 1, 2023: Clouds, rain, and a fond farewell

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The weather, currently.

A wet and messy Friday ahead

We will see rain in the wee hours of Friday morning, with an overnight low of around 39. Rain will continue until about noon on Friday, landing at a high of 44. We could have up to three quarters of an inch of precipitation, and the morning commute could be messy, so be careful out there. Rain and clouds will continue over the weekend but the highs will stick near the mid 40s for a few more days. Here’s a good roundup of information about the strong El Niño headed our way, and the effects we might expect as a result.

This will be my last missive from Chicagoland for now, so I want to sincerely thank those who reached out (you can contact me by clicking my name below). It’s been a wonderful adventure being the Chicago Currently correspondent, sharing the forecast along with all kinds of climate-related information with my readers. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a temperate 2024!

What you can do, currently.

Everyone deserves to thrive. Everyone is worthy of a better world. That’s why we’re building a weather service for the climate emergency.

Currently’s new weather service is now live. In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll be continually adding more features and opening up more slots as we develop the service.

But for now, space is limited in the weather service because I want to make sure we can provide the highest quality service we possibly can while we work to refine the system with your input.

If you’d like to put your name on the waiting list, be sure to fill out our baseline survey if you haven’t already which will hold your spot in line.

Our goal — as always — is to co-create the most personalized, most informative weather service that exists. And, above all, to make this service accessible, equitable, and resilient enough to bring safety and joy to the climate emergency.