The weather, currently.
We made it a couple days without June Gloom, but this weekend will be full of our infamous gray skies. That’s setting up a really lovely weekend as far as temperatures go, with highs holding steady around 77°F for the entire stretch. Friday and Saturday will have the heaviest cloud coverage, so it’ll be a really nice time to do some extended outdoor chores. Can you wash your car? Plant chili peppers? Repaint some old furniture? I personally don’t have the kind of home that provides me the space to do any of those things (a garage? A yard? A dream!) but I’d like to think at least one of you does. Sunday should be sunny after the marine layer burns away, so save the sunshine-friendly activities for the day of rest. Lows will also remain steady this weekend, landing at about 60°F each night.
What you need to know, currently.
If you’re on the Gulf Coast and don’t have plans this weekend, head over to Baton Rouge for the Gulf Gathering for Climate Justice and Joy. Organizers are planning a two day gathering focused on rejecting the false narratives of extractive industries and imagining a sustainable future for the Third Coast.
“For decades, wealthy corporations have extracted our resources, carved up our swamps and forests, and used our region as the nation’s dumping ground. They have done this while offering false promises of wealth and opportunity. Instead, they have funneled the profits into CEO bonuses and corporate tax havens, leaving us with a rapidly shrinking number of jobs in the oil and gas industry, toxic water and air, and no way to pay to clean up their mess,” organizers write.
“This is a pivotal moment to remind our elected leaders that another future is possible…We can have a future where renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and our cultural economies provide good, healthy jobs that sustain our way of life.”