Wednesday: wasn’t it nice? Remember how cool, calm, and pleasant it was? Good. Now forget it, because none of it matters anymore.
THURSDAY WEATHER INFOGRAPHIC:
Overall: high 91, low 69, windy from the southwest with 20% chance of rain midday.
AM: low 80s, partly cloudy, wind from the southwest at 14mph
PM: high 80s/low 90s, partly cloudy, windy from the south-southwest at 17mph.
APPROXIMATE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF WEATHER:
Because it’s really hot and really windy.
DIVVY REPORT: all stations online except for Phillips Ave & 82nd St., which remains stubbornly closed. Up-to-the-minute updates here.
OVERALL COMMUTE RATING:
This rating raises philosophical questions. Extreme heat is bad. High winds are bad. But when combined, is the whole better or worse than the sum of its parts? A windy hot day means you have to exert more energy to go the same speed. But the wind might also cool you down. All of which is to say, you can take this many different directions.
1.5/4. It’s gonna suck regardless. Bring a change of clothes and enjoy your rides!