Currently in Boston — June 27th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Showers arrive Monday afternoon with cooler weather Tuesday

Many of you experienced temperatures within a few degrees of 90 earlier today and it will remain somewhat muggy overnight under clear skies as readings fall back into the 60s. Tomorrow is warm and somewhat humid before a cold front brings showers. These showers should hold off till the afternoon especially prevalent in greater Boston during the evening commute before coming to an end. This is our only chance of rain for at least the next five days so the drought continues in spite of the chance of some heavy downpours which won't last very long. Sunshine returns Tuesday with highs in the 70s.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

In just a few days, a decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency will be made. This decision is crucial in the fight against climate change, as it challenges EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

More than a dozen Republican attorneys general are working with two coal companies to limit EPA’s rule-making in regulating power plant emissions and instead, have this power lie in the hands of Congress. If this happens, it will be much harder to hold powerful producers accountable for their pollution and shift the power sector towards clean energy.

To put it plainly, this case has the potential to fundamentally change the Biden Administration’s ability to mitigate the effects of climate change and prevent it all together.

— Aarohi Sheth