CHICAGO (CBS) — The way this summer has been going, the notion of a high in the 70s almost seems fit for November.

It just so happens that highs in the 70s are in the forecast this week.

But not today.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist says as of 11:20 a.m., it was 83 degrees across the board in Chicago, at O’Hare and Midway international airports and at the lakefront. Humidity was low at a mere 39 percent.

But over the course of the day, the heat will rise everywhere, as winds blow up from the west and southwest. The high for the day is 91, and with the westerly winds, we can forget about lakefront cooling.

With a clashing front near the Wisconsin state line, an isolated storm chance is in place for the rest of the day.

But once the front moves out, a northeast wind will change the whole game. The high for Wednesday is 83, Thursday 78, Friday 75, Saturday 80, Sunday 81 and Monday 83.

So far, there have been 42 consecutive days where the temperature hit 80 degrees or more. The record is 46 degrees, set just shy of two years ago on Aug. 16, 2010, but given the forecast, that record is not likely to be topped this year.


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