Chicago could be in for a record-breaking week of “dangerous heat and humidity”.
Buckle in for a hot and humid week ahead. The surge in hot weather will cause severe thunderstorms over the Chicago area early today before the middle of the week brings dangerous heat and humidity according to National Weather Service.
It will be so hot that Chicago “will be flirting with record-high temperatures for the area here” said Kevin Birk, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “Temperature-wise, we could see mid-to-upper 90s, which is near our records for this time of year.”
The highest temperature Chicago has ever reached on June 14 was 99 degrees back in 1987 while the record high on June 15 stands at the 95 degrees registered in 1993 according to the National Weather Service.
A Heat Advisory has been issued until 8 pm Wednesday, according to the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications. NWS is encouraging people to “plan ahead to avoid heat-related illness and check on relatives and neighbors.”
Water temperatures in Lake Michigan are expected to remain cool throughout the week and a cold front should move in by Thursday bringing some respite from the midweek heat and humidity.