Grab the shorts and tank tops — 100-degree weather on the way
BY MATT MCKINNEY Chicago Sun-Times email@example.com June 26, 2012 6:34PM
People enjoying North Ave. beach. File Photo | Chandler West~Sun-Times
Updated: July 28, 2012 6:36AM
Not looking forward to the return of high temperatures in the 90s?
Relax. It’s only expected to last a day.
Unfortunately, that’s because Thursday’s high will be even higher — possibly a record-breaking 100-degrees-plus.
After relatively cooler weather on Monday and Tuesday, meteorologists are expecting hot, sweltering weather to come roaring back this week.
Wednesday’s high is expected to reach 92. And Thursday could bring record temperatures, with a high of 102 and a heat index of 110, according to the National Weather Service. The all-time high for June 28 is 101 degrees, set in 1952.
Then cooler — relatively speaking — weather is on the way. Highs will dip into the lower 90s Friday and hit around 90 over the weekend.
If you’re keeping tabs, Chicago has had 14 days reach the 90s this year. The warmest day has been May 27, which peaked at 97 degrees.
And we’re only about a week into summer.