Hot and steamy conditions that have been the norm all week in Chicago should continue through Labor Day, with highs in the upper 80s or low 90s each of the next four days.
Meteorological fall might start Tuesday, but summer weather isn’t gone just yet, as it will be hot and muggy in the Chicago area for the next seven days, with several days reaching or flirting with 90 degrees or higher.
Most of this will be a bit on the cool side for August, with temperatures feeling more like fall.
The weather in Chicago might have been about average last month, but July saw the highest average global temperatures of any month on record, and 2015 is on pace to be the warmest year on record as well.
Many streets and viaducts across the Chicago area flooded overnight, as heavy rain swept across the northern Illinois. The storms dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain across the Chicago area by Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Another steamy day in Chicago likely will also see scattered showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon on Monday, and more storms could hit the area Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chicago is heating up just in time for the Air & Water Show on the lakefront this weekend, though there is a chance for a few spotty showers.
While there will be a slight chance of showers Friday evening, and a small risk of thunderstorms on Sunday, most of this weekend should have ideal summer conditions.
The official temperature in Chicago hit 82 degrees shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday at O’Hare. According to the National Weather Service, the city’s streak of temperatures reaching 80 degrees or more has reached three weeks.. That trend is likely to continue at least through the middle of next week.
Those lazy, hazy days of summer that seemed elusive for weeks, are here and likely to say around for a while.
Chicago has been reveling in gorgeous summer weather this week, and while there’s a chance of rain this weekend, there will still be plenty of sun.
Though the Chicago area could get some showers or storms in the evening on Monday, the rest of the week should be ideal summer weather, with warm and dry conditions, without being unbearably hot.
Warning of an “oppressive” combination of heat and humidity over the next two days, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Chicago area for much of Saturday.
If you’ve been longing for the dog days of summer, you’ll get your wish this weekend, as conditions will be hot and muggy through Sunday, as temperatures will soar much higher than we’ve seen in weeks.
A fast-moving line of storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to the Chicago area Monday morning was likely just the first taste of severe weather for northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.
Temperatures are getting back to what you’d expect for summer in Chicago, but this weekend could see some heavy late Saturday into Sunday.
A large storm system heading northeast from Missouri will mostly stay to the south of the Chicago area, but could bring steady heavy rainfall to suburbs and parts of northwest Indiana south of I-80, while only grazing areas north of that.
It will be a hot and humid start to the week, but a storm front will cool things down significantly Monday night, and temperatures should stay mild the rest of the week.
The Chicago area doesn’t have to worry about severe weather on Monday, but there will be some showers, and perhaps a few scattered storms.
“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.