Currently in Chicago — August 3rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

A few strong storms?

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. A Wilting Wednesday

2. A Few Strong Storms?

3. A Mostly Dry, Warm Weekend

High heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like 100°F to 105°F on Wednesday. Actual highs will hit the middle 90s. Some scattered thunderstorms possible early and a few strong storms possible late but many dry hours for the middle of the week. A spotty shower or thunderstorm possible Thursday but partly cloudy most of the day. More sunshine for Friday and Saturday with the return of a chance of a scattered thunderstorm on Sunday. Highs cool to near 80°F Thursday and then warm to the middle to upper 80s this weekend but cooler lakeside during the period.

Tim McGill

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