Currently in San Francisco — May 26, 2023

The weather, currently.

Cloudy morning with a sunny afternoon and a breeze for Friday, May 26.

In what is being labeled a “DeSaster”, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ attempt to launch his presidential campaign yesterday on Twitter Spaces did not go well.  The event started after a 26-minute delay due to technical difficulties and the conversation revolved around the problems with “legacy media” and fawning over Musk and Twitter (which has been riddled with problems of its own). It’ll be interesting to see if or how DeSantis recovers from this fiasco, especially because he’s already trailing in the polls behind Trump.

Priya Shukla

What you need to know, currently.

There's no end in sight to the stretch of warm and dry late spring weather across the northern states, including the Northeast. It'll be a picture-perfect holiday weekend for a huge swath of the country.

The month of May will end on a warm and dry note, and that warm weather pattern will stretch into the first part of June, according to the latest NOAA outlook shown below.

This is one of those times to take a mental image of what perfect weather feels like. In terms of temperature, May will finish almost exactly average for the Northeast compared to historical norms, which is a huge relief given what's likely to be a hot summer coming up.

-Eric Holthaus

What you can do, currently.

Currently is transitioning to become an entirely member-funded organization.

We're doing this to boost our organization's prospects for growth and sustainability, and to align more with our founding ethos of becoming an independent weather service for the climate emergency.

Paid members will have a truly premium weather experience. Here's some of what we have planned:

  • Text directly with Priya, who will personally answer your weather questions and give you a customized forecast on demand.
  • Our first weather app, which will put your daily weather in the context of climate change, no matter where you are, anywhere in the world.
  • Reader-ownership — an experiment in direct democracy so that Currently can remain accountable to our most important stakeholders, you, the readers.

We have SO MANY more exciting features planned, but we can't do this without your direct support. Your paid membership makes Currently possible.