Currently in Boston — August 11th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mainly dry weather through the weekend

With a few clouds there might be an overnight shower as temperatures fall back into the 60s. This is fairly comfortable for this time of the year and some of you will be able to keep the windows open. Tomorrow look for a blend of clouds and sun I can't rule out a spot shower but most people will not experience that. Temperatures will reach near 80°F in the afternoon. This will be followed by three beautiful days of weather with highs near 80°F on Friday and perhaps into the lower 80s by Sunday. The next chance of significant rain comes around Tuesday but that is still a bit of a question.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Switzerland's glaciers continue to melt due to the impacts of climate change, as shown by new drone footage. Some have retreated so much that they have revealed things like unidentified human remains and nearly 500-year old  plane wreckage.

Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating amid rising temperatures, but those in the Alps are the most vulnerable as they’re smaller and have less ice cover. This year, they’re on track for their highest loss of mass in a 60-year-long record.

Last winter brought little snowfall and this summer has brought sweltering, record-breaking temperatures as well as too early-summer heatwaves, including one in July with temperatures near 30°C (86°F) in Zermatt, a Swiss mountain village. As a result, the Alps’ glaciers have shrunk.

— Aarohi Sheth