Temperatures Only To Hit Low 60s After Sweltering Sunday
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The tension between police and protesters in 90-plus degree heat is behind us now, as temperatures Monday struggle even to reach the 60s.
The high reached 93 on Sunday, but a cold front swept through and brought rain in the evening. Thus, as of 11:20 a.m., it was only 59 degrees at the lakefront, 58 at O’Hare International Airport, and 57 at Midway.
The cold front also brought 3 to 5-inch rain totals in Northwest Indiana.
Skies were still cloudy as of 11:20 a.m., but dry air and northeasterly winds will eventually help to break up the cloud cover, CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reports.
The water temperature as of midday Tuesday was 62 degrees, and the high for the Chicago lakefront is 63, for Gary 64, for Kankakee 67, and for Peru 70.
The cold front will press farther and farther to the south over the course of the day, and a northeast wind will take over and usher in cooler weather.
The overnight low will drop to 49, but on Tuesday, the temperature is expected to hit 70 degrees with sunny skies. The temperature hits 80 on Wednesday, 84 on Thursday, 83 on Friday with a chance of rain, 81 on Saturday, and back to a sweltering 88 on Sunday.