In a Chicago summer that’s broken all kinds of heat records, another one has fallen.
The balmy 70-degree temperatures we saw on Sunday are a distant memory now, as a cold snap sets in and leaves temperatures hovering mostly in the 30s for the next couple of days.
Chicago is being dragged through another day of intense heat, with temperatures again soaring toward the upper 90s.
Plenty of people have outdoor work that has to be canceled or cut back because of the dangerous heat, but believe it or not, some indoor workers have it even harder.
Temperatures are likely to hit 60 degrees Thursday afternoon. The last time that happened on this date was in 1880.
Did it feel like a heat wave on Monday with the middle 30s and rain instead of snow?
More than 180 flights have been canceled at O’Hare and Midway airports following a lake effect storm that dumped nearly four inches of snow in parts of Chicago, and more than nine inches in one northern suburb.