The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
- Hot But Not Extreme Heat
- Best Chance Of Rain Holds Saturday
- Cooler Pattern Early Next Week
O’Hare almost saw a triple digit high on Wednesday. The official high for the day hit 99°F. Nothing that extreme in the forecast through at least early next week. Sunshine will mix with clouds Friday as highs hit the upper 80s but cooler lakeside. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday with highs again in the upper 80s. Drying out for Sunday under partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 80s. A sunny start to next week with highs only in the upper 70s Monday and even cooler lakeside.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a short piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the heatwave stretching across the central United States this week.
“Despite being fairly preventable, heat-related illness is one of the most deadly weather-related impacts,” Holthaus writes. “And, while severe heat may seem less alarming than being struck by a hurricane or tornado, heat illness is much more common and is particularly dangerous for children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. It is also difficult to avoid if you do not have access to air conditioning or if you work outside.”