Currently in Boston — June 9th, 2022

Another round of rain starts Thursday

The weather, currently.

Clouds will fill back in overnight, as temperatures fall back to within a few degrees of 60°F. Humidity levels will be moderate but not oppressive and you can probably sleep with the windows open. Another round of rain arrives just after sunrise on Thursday with some heavier downpours and perhaps even the rumble of thunder. All areas should see anywhere from a third of an inch up to an inch of rain. When all is said and done, between this morning's rain and tomorrow's most areas should have received close to an inch. Sunshine should have returned as temperatures reach the middle 70s. Friday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs approaching 80°F. Saturday clouds roll back in and there could be some shower Saturday night and part of Sunday but the weekend will not be a washout.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on the Bishnoi community:

“September 11th is significant for a different reason to the Bishnoi community of North-Western India. It is said that on this day in 1730 AD, Amrita Devi Bishnoi from the village of Khejarli, Rajasthan, led a protest against the cutting of Khejri trees in her village. The Maharaj of the time, Abhai Singh of Marwar, sent his minister, Giridhar Bhandari, on a mission to cut trees for construction on a new palace. When Amrita Devi heard the news of soldiers with axes coming to cut the tree, she — along with her three daughters and a few villagers — demonstrated, to no end.

Devi then went and hugged a Khejri tree, hoping the king’s men would give an inch. But the unrelenting royal party chopped right through her. Horrified by the sight, Devi’s three daughters also went and hugged trees and were killed in a similar manner. The villagers around them followed suit. This is now known as the Khejarli Massacre.”

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