In the annual Flutag, dozens of daring divers in their handcrafted devices take a flying leap off a platform 30 feet in the sky.
The normal high for this date is 81 degrees, but the high Friday will be 10 degrees higher than that.
The showers Thursday morning have fizzled out, and the clouds will give way to some sunshine and seasonably hot temperatures.
Skies will remain sunny Wednesday afternoon, as the temperature climbs into the 80s for the first time in six days.
It’s a perfect day for being outside, with a gentle breeze, moderate temperatures and sunshine.
Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.
Rain moved through the area Wednesday morning, but conditions are expected to be at least partly sunny for the afternoon as the heat returns to midsummer highs.
On September 22, CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) will begin broadcasting local weekend morning newscasts. The CBS 2 Chicago Weekend Morning News will air Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and Sunday mornings from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
In a 180-degree contrast from Monday, conditions will be bright and beautiful for the rest of the day Tuesday, with sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
Looking back on the beautiful, sunny skies on Saturday as Chicagoans enjoyed the Bud Billiken Parade and the North Halsted Street Market Days, this may seem like the worst kind of Monday. But look for sunshine again on Tuesday.
The sweltering heat from just two days ago has been cut down to seasonable and comfortable temperatures in the 70s, although occasional showers and storms are likely to persist through the day.
Chicagoans on the early shift had the pleasure of waking up to pouring rain and thunderclaps Thursday morning, and more storms may be coming later in the day.
The clouds and occasional bursts of rain and thunder will give way to sunshine – and yet another day of extreme heat – Wednesday afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms clobbered the Chicago area just in time for the morning rush Tuesday, bringing dangerous winds that ripped down trees and cut power more than 300,000 at the height of the outages. The number of outages was down to 83,000 by mid-afternoon.
Near-triple-digit heat is returning to the Chicago area yet again Monday, but a round of thunderstorms in the afternoon might help cool things off – at least a little.
Chicago broke another record for heat on Friday as the temperature topped 100 degrees by midday at O’Hare–the third straight day of triple digits.
Chicago broke a 101-year-old heat record by midday on Thursday – and authorities determined that the heat has been responsible for two deaths.
Chicago matched a 101-year-old record on Wednesday, as the official temperature hit 102 degrees in the city.
The outside world feels like the steam room at your local fitness center again, as the temperature nears 100 degrees for another day.
It’s yet another sweltering day Monday, and more storms could be coming just a day after a quick round of thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the area.