Currently in Chicago — November 9th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Plenty of sunshine and highs well into the 60s for Wednesday

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Wonderful Wednesday

2. Record High Possible

3. Little Rain Possible

Plenty of sunshine and highs well into the 60s for Wednesday. Thursday’s highs could hit a record as we soar into the lower to middle 70s with partly to mostly sunny skies.  The record for O’Hare is 75°F. A few showers Wednesday night then clearing and colder for Veteran’s Day as highs fall into the upper 40s. Dry but colder this weekend with highs only in the middle 30s. Welcome to weather whiplash. — Tim McGill

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Nicole is expected to strengthen into a hurricane
Subtropical cyclone Nicole is expected to strengthen into a Category-1 hurricane on Wednesday and hit Florida’s east coast early Thursday.

Tropical storm Nicole is expected to strengthen into a Category-1 hurricane on Wednesday and hit Florida's east coast early Thursday. Hurricane conditions are expected to impact the coast of southeast and east-central Florida beginning late Wednesday.

As of 10 am ET this morning, Nicole officially transformed from a subtropical cyclone into a tropical storm. As of Tuesday evening, due to model uncertainty, meteorologists predict that the storm could make landfall anywhere along the coast of eastern Florida, from Cape Canaveral to Miami.

“Nicole is expected to weaken as it moves inland over Florida and head northeastward over the southeastern United States, where it could bring heavy rain to Georgia and South Carolina,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.

The storm is expected to reduce to an extra tropical cyclone, and dissipate, by the weekend.

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