Currently in Boston — August 9th, 2022

One more day of the heat wave

After reaching a whopping 97°F high on Monday afternoon, temperatures will only fall between 75°F and 80°F by sunrise on Tuesday. This will set us up for another very hot day, with highs in the 90s along with plenty of humidity. There is the chance for more showers and scattered storms in the afternoon. This will be the final day of the heat wave, which has lasted eight days in many locations. On Wednesday we'll see more cloudiness in the chance for a couple of showers especially later in the day and at night. Temperatures will stay 75°F to 80°F Wednesday and in the 70s on Thursday.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Anna Abraham on the historic drought sweeping East Africa:

“For the fourth consecutive time, the rainy season has failed in East Africa and is likely to fail yet again in the short rains period from October to December this year,” writes Abraham.

“The locust infestation that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2020 added to the food crisis. Over 20 million people are reeling from the effects of the drought, with many areas on the brink of localized famine. Over 1.8 million children are facing life-threatening malnutrition. To make matters worse, food prices are soaring due to global inflation.”

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