More 90s Expected As Chicago Starts A Streak That Could Top All Of Last Year

Sun-Times Media Wire
July 03, 2020 - 2:44 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A July day in Chicago that hits 90 degrees isn’t a shocker. But it’s looking like we’re at the start of a bunch of them in a row in what’s already been a hot summer.

With the temperature headed toward an expected high Friday of 90, that would make it two days in a row in what the National Weather Service forecasts could be at least nine straight days in the 90s.

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So far this year, Chicago has had 10 days with temperatures hitting at least 90 degrees, according to Kevin Birk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. On average, we get about 15 days in the 90s in an entire summer, Birk said. Last year was a bit under that, with 14, and the longest 90s streak was a week.

There’s a chance of storms Friday evening, according to a from the National Weather Service, which says that the humidity shouldn’t be too bad this Fourth of July weekend.

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