Currently in Toronto — August 17th, 2022
The weather, currently.
A disturbance sitting south of the great lakes will continue to influence our weather through tomorrow. It is essentially "cutoff," meaning it's on its own. The system is not being steered by the jetstream, so it will just sit there, spiraling south of us, spilling some clouds and a chance of showers across southern Ontario.
There will be a mix of sun and cloud for early Wednesday morning with a wake-up temperature near 19°C. Variable skies will continue. Scattered showers will likely develop between 2-7pm. While there is a risk of a thunderstorm, it is important to note, that not all areas will see active weather tomorrow. The high is 27 °C, feeling like 30°C with the humidex.
The wind will be light from the SE and the UV index will be 7 or high.
Wednesday night: cloudy periods with a risk of an isolated shower and a low of 17°C.
What you need to know, currently.
President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law today — the administration’s most aggressive attempt to combat climate change thus far. This is historic, as it is the most significant climate bill in U.S. history.
“For a while people doubted whether any of that was going to happen, but we are in a season of substance,” Biden told the assembled audience. Sure!
The bill is significantly smaller than what the Biden Administration initially envisioned, but it’s still forecast to reduce emissions 40 percent by the end of the decade — a meaningful victory for climate activists in an otherwise grim legislative environment.
Read more from Rebecca McCarthy, Currently’s editorial fellow, here.