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Chicago Weather Alert: Following a Powerful Storm, Record Heat Is Possible for the Next Two Days


CHICAGO (SCS) — Following a severe thunderstorm that triggered a series of tornado warnings in the Chicago area, we face the prospect of record high temperatures over the next two days.

Tuesday’s high could flirt with 100 degrees, with a forecast temperature of 98, which would be the hottest temperature of the year so far. The record for this date is 99, set in 1997. With the high humidity, the heat index will hit triple digits, possibly as high as 109.

Chicago Weather Alert: Following a Powerful Storm, Record Heat Is Possible for the Next Two Days

A weather alert is in effect for dangerous heat forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid to high 90s, with Heat Index readings as high as 105 to 109 degrees.

A high of 98 on Tuesday would be the hottest temperature in Chicago since July 25, 2012.

Wednesday will be another very hot day with temperatures in the high 80s in the morning and high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s in the afternoon. A daily record is expected Wednesday with a high of 97 in Chicago.

Chicago Weather Alert: Following a Powerful Storm, Record Heat Is Possible for the Next Two Days

A heat advisory is in effect for the region until Wednesday evening.

A front will cross the area on Wednesday evening, leaving a risk of storms.

TONIGHT: CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM IN THE EVENING. SCATTER FOG OVERNIGHT. MINIMUM 72.

TUESDAY: WARM AND SUNNY. HIGH 98.

WEDNESDAY: WARM AND SUNNY. HIGH 97. CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM IN THE EVENING.


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