Currently in Los Angeles — August 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Noticeably hot temperatures on Friday, then cooler for the rest of the weekend

Woah. Thursday was much hotter than predicted, due to a high pressure system that suddenly roared in. Sorry for the miscalculation. That heat was originally slated to last all weekend, but it appears it will just continue with you on Friday and then slowly wane between Saturday and Sunday.

Your weekend will kick off with highs around 91°F, but around 4 PM on Friday, temperatures will start to dive back into more regular territory. You can feel out late afternoons in the 80’s and evenings in the 70s, and sleep well with lows in the high-60s.

Saturday’s high will clock in around 87°F, and Sunday, our mild, lazy day of rest, shows 84°F at the moment. Most of the weekend will have clear skies and abundant sunshine, though we could get a little bit of marine layer on Sunday morning. We haven’t seen her in a few weeks, so cross your fingers and hope you get to savor grey skies and a cup of tea.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a beautiful new piece up today from Currently's editorial fellow, Aarohi Sheth, on surviving Hurricane Harvey and returning to Houston five years later.

"I was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey hit my hometown of Houston, Texas. It was August of 2017, the summer before my senior year of high school. It was a time teeming with change and instability.

In fact, the week that Harvey happened, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I missed the rain and its comfort.

I missed hearing the splatters of the droplets on tree leaves, and the way it cut through Houston’s heat. But I especially missed the way that right after a good rain — if I breathed in deeply enough — the city’s air had an earthiness that filled my lungs. The smell was a mix of mulch and dew and salt.

I think I was dreaming about rain when the storm entered my house, and the water began to rise.

And rise and rise."

Click here to read the full piece!