Currently in Boston — June 14th, 2022

The weather, currently.

A warm summer day for Tuesday

Humidity levels will drop overnight  allowing temperatures to fall into the comfortable 50s which is great for sleeping. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warm with highs in the mid 80s. It will be cooler at the beaches but still warm enough to enjoy a good day.

It's a bit cooler for the middle of the week with highs in the 70s. This dry weather will continue into Thursday. By the end of the work week another final system approaches. Ahead of it humidity levels will go up but behind it it turns cooler and dryer for the upcoming weekend

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A lake in Chile has turned into a desert, amid a 13-year-long drought.

The Peñuelas reservoir, which sits in central Chile, was the main water source for the entire city of Valparaiso, until twenty years ago. At one point, the reservoir held enough water to fill 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Now, it holds enough for just two.

Chile has long been at the center of the South American water crisis, pushing the capital of Santiago to make tentative plans for water rationing. The country’s economy has also suffered; Chile is the world’s largest copper producer, with an economy largely dependent on mining. Without water, however, which the industry relies on heavily for processing, there is no mining. This has affected the livelihoods of Chilean farmers and animal breeders everywhere.

While extreme weather patterns continue to shift, the impacts of the drought can continue to be mitigated, albeit temporarily. But, its long-term future is dependent on the extent of human emissions and human-induced climate change.

— Aarohi Sheth