Currently in Los Angeles — August 5th 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunny skies and consistent temperatures this weekend

It’s time for the weekend! I have thought it was Friday since Wednesday, so I’m excited for my body to catch up with my brain. Our weather is back to consistent sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-80’s, and after Friday, most of the humidity that’s been following us all week will finally disappear. Let your corporeal form live in a permanent state of Sunday Morning all weekend. Take your time sleeping in, don’t make coffee until noon, sit in your backyard (or a public park) with a book and enjoy the white noise of bees buzzing. If you are more of a night owl, temperatures will enter the 70’s range around 8pm, then continue falling to the mid-60’s. Brew a pot of tea and enjoy the ambient chirping of crickets.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Aarohi Sheth on the aftermath of Kentucky's devastating flash floods:

"Intense flash floods across Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon. Now, residents are left contending with intense heat, as they begin the process of recovery," Sheth writes.

"As of Thursday, over 3000 people were still without power across the state, significantly down from over 22 thousand last week. For those who are displaced or still without power, highs in the upper 80 degrees F and low 90 degrees F, is creating miserable conditions. And, this suffocating heat will only further hamper rescue efforts; warm air holds more water, increasing the limit for extreme precipitation and exacerbating further flash flooding."

Click here to read the full story!

By the way, if you're looking for more independent climate reporting, check out Emily Atkin's HEATED. She's working on building out her amazing newsletter into a full-fledged newsroom, and doing even more of the essential fire-breathing climate storytelling we need.