Currently in Los Angeles — October 19th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Hot, summery weather on Wednesday

I was sweating while I walked my dog in the late morning, even though I was wearing a breezy summer dress. Then, I looked at the forecast and learned it’ll be even hotter on Wednesday, which just didn’t seem possible given the crisp, rainy weekend we’ve just had. But, indeed, it looks like there will be highs around 91°F in Downtown LA tomorrow, so pretend it’s July and get your crop tops and hot pants ready.

There’s not a cloud in the sky to push temperatures down, just unfettered sunshine baking your skin a few shades darker than your preferred autumn glow. Some clouds will gather at night, setting us up for a cooler Thursday, but we’ll still have a relatively warm evenings with temperatures that coast through the 70’s before hitting a low of 66°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Currently's San Francisco weather reporter, Priya Shukla, wrote a children's activity book, Marine Biology Activities for Kids, which is available for pre-order starting today.

When she is not writing the weather reports for the bay area, Shukla is a PhD candidate at UC Davis studying the effects of climate change on oysters.

Shukla said that she wrote this activity book to give kids an opportunity to engage with the fantastic and weird creatures of the ocean.

“Some of the reasons that I pursued marine science as a profession, are grounded in the memories I made as a kid,” said Shukla.

She said that she tried to sprinkle in information throughout the book about how humans effect the ocean, with the hope that kids will develop and appreciation and connection to nature.

“I do I really firmly believe that if you can start to see glimpses of the beauty of nature anywhere, then that will give you a stronger motivation for protecting the community that you're a part of,” Shukla said.The activity book, is ideal for kids ages 7 through 9, it has mazes, word searches, crossword puzzles and more. You can get it here.

What you can do, currently.

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