Chicago weather alert: Record heat could hit Chicago on Wednesday


CHICAGO (SCS) — After the Chicago area experienced blistering heat on Tuesday, including a reading of 100° at Midway International Airport, temperatures will only cool to the upper 80s by late evening. Nighttime temperatures will be in the upper 70s and low 80s under clear skies.

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Another dangerous heat wave is forecast for Wednesday afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to high 90s with Heat Index values ​​above 100 degrees. Record temperatures are expected in both O’Hare (97°) and Midway (99°), which would both be the highest for those locations on June 15.

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A front will be at the center of a risk of thunderstorms Wednesday evening. The storms that develop could be strong or severe. Damaging winds are the main threat.

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Highs near 90 degrees Thursday, then 80 Friday. Much cooler Saturday with highs in the 70s, but upper 60s near the lake. Temperatures rise again from Sunday, with the mid-90s for the start of the next working week.

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TONIGHT: Clear and very warm skies. Down 80°

WEDNESDAY: Fairly sunny and very hot. Heat index values ​​greater than 100 degrees. Top 97°

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and not as hot. Top 90°


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