Currently in Toronto — July 21st 2022

Variable skies and remaining hot and humid

The weather, currently.

A line of very intense thunderstorms will continue to impact parts of southern Ontario through the evening and early overnight before conditions improve. Thursday morning will be relatively calm, with sunny breaks and a wake-up temperature of 21°C, which will seem like 24°C. However, there is still a risk for a few isolated thunderstorms in the late morning for the GTA, but this will be short-lived and not nearly as intense. Otherwise, a mix of sun and cloud for the afternoon with a high of 28°C, which will seem like 35°C with the humidex.  There will be a moderate breeze from the W 20-40km/h and the UV index will be 7 or high.

Thursday Night: Mainly clear by dawn with a low of 19°F.

Side Note: Yesterday was our hottest July 19 on record, with a high of  35.2°C .

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Today we republished a story from Grist on how humor may be able to help communicate the seriousness of climate change.

"I recently attended a comedy show at a small club in Brooklyn," writes Claire Elise Thompson. "The final performer asked the crowd to toss out a topic for his closing joke. I enthusiastically shouted, 'Climate change!' — which he promptly shot down: 'No one wants to hear jokes about climate change, it isn’t funny.'"

"He had a point. The climate crisis, its deadly impacts, and the chronic injustices that underpin it aren’t inherently chortle-worthy. But for some, that’s exactly why comedy can be a powerful tool in how we deal with it."

Read the full story here!