Currently in Boston — August 26th, 2022

Nice weekend ahead after some showers Friday

A cold front approaches on Friday with a chance of afternoon showers and storms. Some storms could be strong in the afternoon, but many areas with miss them all together. It will be muggy as well.  The showers end in the evening. It will be mild overnight.

The weekend looks great. Plenty of sunshine can be expected. There could be a quick shower Saturday afternoon with highs in the lower 80s.

Looking ahead to Sunday I'm expecting mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s and humidity levels will continue to be moderate. As we had for next week temperatures will warm and a few more days near 90°F are likely. Have a great weekend

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!